A Journey through the Book of Nehemiah - Part 5

Part 1 - A New World-View

Part 2 - The Result of a Christ-Centered World-View

Part 3 - The Test of a Christ-Centered World-View

Part 4 The Reproduction of a Christ-Centered World-View

Part 5 - Navigating the View of the World

* A Legal Lawsuit 
  • 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.”
  • 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.”
  • 4 Still others were saying, “We have had to borrow money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards.
  • none of these were legal - they were abused!

v. 5 sexual abuse to daughters - rape
- Hebrew girl sold to slavery (6 years)
- Takes as a 2nd wife/concubine (legal rights)
- Sexual objects without legal rights
vv.6-7 the Letter (believe right) vs. the Intent (right behavior)

v. 8 Adoption: give people what they need, instead of what they deserve 


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