A Journey through the Book of Nehemiah - Part 7 (Chapter 13)



A Journey through the Book of Nehemiah - Part 7
Chapter 13

  • How do you sing/preach the Lord’s song in a foreign land?
the antidote to diversity isn’t unity, uniformity nor equality but Obedience (Covenant Fidelity) REFORMATION! 12:27 Dedication of the Walls & Restoration of the care of the Temple 

  1. We ARE in a foreign land
  2. Biggest threat for Israel was never the foreign nations
- evil serves the purposes of God
3. False prophets / teachers (mixture of Baal & YHWH)

28 One of the sons of Joiada son of Eliashib the high priest was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. And I drove him away from me.
29 Remember them, my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

  • World-View
  • Values
  • Covenant Fidelity

13:1-2 Exclusivity (No Inter-faith) (Church & State)
13:10-12 Trust (dependance) (Tithe) 
13:15-19 No Self-Sufficiency (profane the holy) behavior modif

30 So I purified the priests and the Levites of everything foreign, and assigned them duties, each to his own task. 

31 I also made provision for contributions of wood at designated times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me with favor, my God.

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