My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Thursday, January 05, 2006

Nehemiah 2

Nehemiah goes to Jerusalem

Summary:
Nehemiah brought wine to the king, and the king asked him what was wrong, because he didn't normally look sad. Nehemiah said that his father's city was in ruins, and after praying, he asked to return there to rebuild it. The king agreed and gave him safe passage. Sanballat and Tobiah in Palestine were not pleased.

When Nehemiah reached Jerusalem, he secretly inspected the ruins, and then told the Jews to start rebuilding. At this point Sanballat and Tobiah and another enemy Geshem mocked them.

Key verse:
4. The king said to me, "What is it you want?"
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,

My thoughts:
Ah, arrow prayers. So useful. They are went you send a quick prayer up just when you need God's help. That's what Nehemiah needed here, and God helped him.

2 Comments:

Blogger Deane said...

It's uncanny how history repeats:

http://www.cityside.org.nz/node/362

7:29 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Admittedly it is a bit scary when you look at it this way...

But back then it was God's mission. Now it's not.

Mmmm... theology...

7:05 pm

 

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