Day Thirty Two – The Cupbearer

Our reading for today begins in Ezra 8 through Nehemiah 10. We will be looking at Nehemiah today in our study. We are told that Nehemiah was a captive of Israel in Shushan the palace (1:1) of king Artaxerxes of Persia.  Nehemiah was the king’s “cupbearer (1:11).  This task was more than just simply carrying …

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The People, Worship and Joy

"And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.  And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men …

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The Conspiracy of Fear

There is truth to the thought that, "Fear is a coward".  Learn how a man of faith in God deals with it through the following verses from Nehemiah... "Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and …

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Burdened for GOD’S Glory and Power

"And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, and said, 'I beseech Thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and …

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When God Does His Work

Nehemiah had been plagued with threats from those who were against the work of God being done.  He was composed to the thing of getting done what God had directed him to do.  Nothing was going to distract him or cause him to fear the enemy.  That is what Sanballat and Tobiah were.  The enemy, …

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God, Gracious and Merciful

"Yet for many years You had patience with them, And testified against them by Your Spirit in Your prophets. Yet they would not listen; Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. Nevertheless in Your great mercy You did not utterly consume them nor forsake them; For You are God, …

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When the People are in Bondage

"And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. For there were that said, 'We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.' Some also there were that said, 'We have mortgaged our lands, …

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Building the Wall… God Will Fight for Us

"And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another. In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for …

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When Others Mock and Despise

"But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? Will ye rebel against the king? Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, He will prosper …

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