He starts with the reminder that their strength and power must come from the Lord. However, it’s the next phrase that captured my attention though –
If we are honest with ourselves, we will acknowledge that we sometimes feel as though our life has seen destruction and that we are defenseless and in need of God’s protection but cannot see it.
“he was desirous, if not determined, to turn the people’s hearts to God. “
Reevaluate from time-to-time to make sure your armor hasn’t grown rusty or weak. Remember, because the battle is spiritual and not physical, we will only be able to survive the battle if we are armed for the battle with God’s armor.
Jesus showed us a different way. He showed the religious leaders and His followers the true intent of the law: to provide a time of rest and celebration for God’s people.
Jesus’ anger wasn’t just about Him not liking what they were doing. It was about His jealousy for God and what they were taking away from Him.
If you or anyone else you know ever wants to know why reading the Bible is so important – here’s the answer. It is inspired by God for the purpose of empowering and equipping those who are dedicated to God for “every good work”. Paul breaks it down to Timothy like this, God’s Word is able to …
based on the LGG Study, From Broken to Restored / W5D4 Scripture: Nehemiah 12:44-47; Leviticus 7:28-36 / SOAP: 1 Timothy 5:17-18 Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching. For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading…
based on the LGG Study, From Broken to Restored/w5d3 Nehemiah12:27-43 / SOAP: Nehemiah 12:43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced, for God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard from far away. Nehemiah 12:43 “Lift up your heart,Lift up your…
If we’re honest in answering this question we will have to admit the answer is simply – because it isn’t always easy, desirable, or appreciated by others. We will be tempted to pay more attention to our own needs and desires and time schedules or whatever/whoever is vying for our attention; not to mention, we will literally be tired and not want to take the time to “do good.”