A Journey through the Book of Nehemiah - Part 7 (Chapter 13)
A Journey through the Book of Nehemiah - Part 7
- 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
- We ARE in a foreign land
- 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.
- 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.