Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Walls

Neh 6:15-16 -- So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

Nehemiah 8 Commentary of the Bible

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The Shining Light  ( Nehemiah 8 )  Sunday Message

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In our studies in the book of Nehemiah we have seen how Nehemiah accomplished in a very remarkable way the task assigned to him to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem. The point of this history, as we have already noted, is given in the Apostle Paul's word to the effect that these things happened to Israel as samples, or types, for us "upon whom the ends of the ages have come," 1 Corinthians 10:11). These events picture the rebuilding of a life that has been damaged by sin or invaded by enemies.

Hunger For The Word  ( Nehemiah 8:1-8 )  Daily Devotion

They told Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel. (Nehemiah 8:1b)

The Joy Of The Lord  ( Nehemiah 8:9-12 )  Daily Devotion

Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)

To Live in Joy — Ch 3: Joy in Believing  ( Nehemiah 8:10 )  Online Book

Joy is believing...that the Lord is my strength and my salvation. Glib words? Or proven reality? Let us probe the meaning of this quality of joy.

At one point in the history of the nation Israel, a time of exile and despair, the book of the law was rediscovered and read in the hearing of all the people. It was a moving scene as "all the people gathered as one man" and Ezra the priest, assisted by the scribes and Levites, read from the book of the law of God clearly, and "they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading" (Nehemiah. 8:8 RSV).

The Way Of Health  ( Nehemiah 8:13-18 )  Daily Devotion

They found written in the Law, which the LORD had commanded through Moses, that the Israelites were to live in booths during the feast of the seventh month. (Nehemiah 8:14)