Look upon the lists of chapter 11 and up to 12:26 as you would an Honor Roll at a city square. From 12:27, take an air balloon’s view of the double choir, one processing counterclockwise, the other clockwise, merging at the Temple square. Both in Ezekiel’s temple in our Monday readings, and in this passage, music and singing set fire to worship.
After you read the outrage of Nehemiah from 13:4, reflect upon any ungodly types seeking to set themselves up in the temple of your heart. Throw them out by the grace of God—memories of abuse, negative parental figures … old baggage we tend to carry with us.
After addressing the problem of Sabbath defilement and intermarriage with unbelievers, Nehemiah completes his reforms, resting with this prayer: Remember me, O My God, for good!
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Example: Letting go of old baggage 13:7ff
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the Easter Season this year we read Easter: Prov 24 -26; Nehemiah.
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