July 22nd, 2023

Read: Nehemiah 8:1-3 NIV all the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel. So, on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest […]

July 21st, 2023

Read Nehemiah 6:15-16 NIV  So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul (mid-September), in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God. In Nehemiah Chapter 3, we […]

July 20th, 2023

Read Nehemiah 2:16b-20 and 4:7-11 NLT  I had not yet spoken to the Jewish leaders—the priests, the nobles, the officials, or anyone else in the administration. But now I said to them, “You know very well what trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire. Let us […]

July 19th, 2023

Read Nehemiah 2:4-8 NLT  The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?” With a prayer to the God of heaven, I replied, “If it pleases the king, and if you are pleased with me, your servant, send me to Judah to rebuild the city where my ancestors are buried.” The king, with the queen […]

July 18th, 2023

Read: Nehemiah 1:4-9 ERV When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven. Then I said, “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his […]

July 17th, 2023

Read Nehemiah 1:11 NLT  “O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me.”  In those days I was the king’s cup-bearer. Oftentimes we […]

July 16th, 2023

Read: 2 Kings 23:24-30 Furthermore, Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists, the household gods, the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the Lord. […]

July 15th, 2023

Read: 2 Kings 23:15-22 NRSV Even the altar at Bethel, the high place made by Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had caused Israel to sin—even that altar and high place he demolished. He burned the high place and ground it to powder, and burned the Asherah pole also. Then Josiah looked around, and when he […]

July 14th, 2023

Read: 2 Kings 23:8-14 Josiah brought all the priests from the towns of Judah and desecrated the high places, from Geba to Beersheba, where the priests had burned incense. He broke down the gateway at the entrance of the Gate of Joshua, the city governor, which was on the left of the city gate. Although […]

July 13th, 2023

Read: 2 Kings 23:1-7 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words […]