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Mar 13, 2015

90 Day Challenge – Day 72

Sarah Christmyer

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Bible Time Period:Return

You brought the exiles back to Canaan; they rebuilt the Temple and Jerusalem and were taught once more from your Law: Rebuild my broken heart and life as I return to you.

Reflection

Nehemiah’s task is not easy.  He faces severe opposition from within and without but continues steadfastly, resolutely, and with a deep faith to get the walls of Jerusalem built while introduce some needed administrative reforms.  After concluding the work on the wall, they take a census and then read the Law before the people.  As a result of what they read, they celebrate the Feast of the Tabernacles (“booths” or tents) — a week-long feast held in remembrance of the 40 years the children of Israel spent dwelling in tents in the wilderness before entering Canaan.

Today’s Reading

Nehemiah 5-8

Today’s Question

What crises does Nehemiah confront in chapter 5, and how does he solve it?

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