Nehemiah: Commitment Issues

Nehemiah 10 Many of us struggle to make commitments, whether it’s commitment to an employer, a diet, or a significant other. We may feel tempted to think of commitment in negative terms, as if we’re “closing doors,” “boxing ourselves in,” or “eliminating options.” But, as we will see in Nehemiah 10, when it comes to […]

Nehemiah: Teamwork

Nehemiah 3 Are there parts of the Bible that you sometimes find boring? We’re hesitant to admit it – it sounds sacrilegious – but there are parts of the Bible that we would just as soon skip over, aren’t there? Is Nehemiah 3 like that for you? It seems like a bunch of names that […]

Nehemiah: Prayer, Planning, & the Sovereignty of God

Nehemiah 2:1-10 It’s a stretching question, isn’t it? And, not just intellectually, but emotionally, too. “If God is sovereign, then what’s the point of praying?” While we’re at it, we could also ask, “If God is sovereign, what’s the point of planning?” It’s fascinating to read the narrative of Nehemiah 2:1-10 with those questions in […]