The Joy of the Lord

In the eighth chapter of the book of Nehemiah, following the completion of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, all the people of Israel (men, women and children who are old enough to understand) assemble in Jerusalem in the square before the Water Gate. Ezra the scribe brings out the Book of the Law of Moses, […]


Trust in WHOM???

Wow. I’m just so overwhelmed by all the good stuff in Proverbs 3 that it’s really hard to know where to begin. A verse or two at a time would be sufficient. I could start with Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heartand lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways […]


Rebuilding the Walls: Opposition

Back in the 5th century, Augustine asked, “Why does truth inspire such hatred?” Opposition is a real thing, and don’t think it ain’t. When Nehemiah organized the Israelites to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in chapters 3 and 4 of the book of Nehemiah, they faced real opposition from their enemies. This opposition included verbal […]