Nehemiah 12.27-13.31; 1 Corinthians 11.1-16; Psalm 35.1-16; Proverbs 21.17-18
It is interesting to me that after Jerusalem is rebuilt and after Nehemiah has gone back home, he gets word that the people not following the laws God had outlined for the people. So what does he do? Back to Jerusalem he goes to straighten up the people, helping them do what God asked them to do. Why was following these commands, as God had called for, so important, not only to Nehemiah, but more importantly, for the people of Israel?
Why is it important for men, women, and children to be able to to celebrate and praise God for the restoration he provides?
How comfortable are you in asking others to imitate your life of faith? Why is this the case? How can you become more confident to do this?
How does the Lord fight against those who fight against you?
Why does the love of pleasure lead to poverty?