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    Christian Devotional – January 14, 2020

    Day 14 – Repair your house. In many of the cases, the people repaired what was outside their front door. Read Nehemiah 3:28-32. Above the Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house. After them Zadok the son of Immer carried out repairs in front of his house. And after him Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, carried out repairs. After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah carried out repairs in front of his own quarters. After him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths,…

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    Christian Devotional – January 13, 2020

    Day 13 – Zealous. Baruch was not only repairing the wall, he was zealous about it. Read Nehemiah 3:20-27. After him Baruch the son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the Angle to the doorway of the house of Eliashib the high priest. After him Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz repaired another section, from the doorway of Eliashib’s house even as far as the end of his house. After him the priests, the men of the valley, carried out repairs. After them Benjamin and Hasshub carried out repairs in front of their house. After them Azariah the son of Maaseiah, son of Ananiah, carried out…

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    Christian Devotional – January 12, 2020

    Day 12 – The list continues. Read Nehemiah 3:13-19 Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall to the Refuse Gate. Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of Beth-haccherem repaired the Refuse Gate. He built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars. Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He built it, covered it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of…

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    Christian Devotional – January 11, 2020

    Day 11 – Everyone was involved. Everyone. Read Nehemiah 3:6-12. Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars. Next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, also made repairs for the official seat of the governor of the province beyond the River. Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah of the goldsmiths made repairs. And next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, made repairs, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. Next to them Rephaiah…

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    Christian Devotional – January 10, 2020

    Day 10 – Work together. Many people worked side by side. Read Nehemiah 3:3-5. Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars. Next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz made repairs. And next to him Meshullam the son of Berechiah the son of Meshezabel made repairs. And next to him Zadok the son of Baana also made repairs. Moreover, next to him the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not support the work of their masters. Nehemiah 3:3‭-‬5 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/neh.3.3-5.NASB While the decision to follow God is an individual one,…

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    Christian Devotional – January 9, 2020

    Day 9 – It starts with the leaders. Nehemiah shared God’s plan and the people got busy, starting with the high priest. Read Nehemiah 3:1-2. Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel. Next to him the men of Jericho built, and next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built. Nehemiah 3:1‭-‬2 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/neh.3.1-2.NASB The high priest led the way. Nehemiah shared God’s vision with the people. He shared examples of how God had already paved the way for…

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    Christian Devotional – January 8, 2020

    Day 8 – The plan, the examples, the opposition, the response. Four verses with profound meaning and impact. Read Nehemiah 2:17-20. Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.” I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work. But when Sanballat the Horonite and…

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    Christian Devotional – January 7, 2020

    Day 7 – Single-mindedness focus. Nehemiah set about understanding the situation he was in, and he did so without any distractions and without any hesitation. Read Nehemiah 2:13-16. So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again…

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    Christian Devotional – January 6, 2020

    Day 6 – No bragging. Nehemiah had a purpose and a olan, but he didn’t just announce that to everyone. Read Nehemiah 2:11-13. So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days. And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding. So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down…

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    Christian Devotional – January 5, 2020

    Day 5 – It all comes back to God. Read Nehemiah 2:5-10. I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that…