NEHEMIAH‬ ‭13‬:‭4‬-‭31‬‬‬

“Before this had happened, Eliashib the priest, who had been appointed as supervisor of the storerooms of the Temple of our God and who was also a relative of Tobiah, had converted a large storage room and placed it at Tobiah’s disposal. The room had previously been used for storing the grain offerings, the frankincense,Continue reading “NEHEMIAH‬ ‭13‬:‭4‬-‭31‬‬‬”

‭‭NEHEMIAH‬ ‭10‬:‭28‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the rest of the people—the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, Temple servants, and all who had separated themselves from the pagan people of the land in order to obey the Law of God, together with their wives, sons, daughters, and all who were old enough to understand— joined their leaders and bound themselves with anContinue reading “‭‭NEHEMIAH‬ ‭10‬:‭28‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬”

NEHEMIAH‬ ‭4:1-23‬ ‬‬

“Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a singleContinue reading “NEHEMIAH‬ ‭4:1-23‬ ‬‬”

1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27

So many believers do not “run to win.” Instead they “run for joy,” because they have won already. They site this as a facet of their victory in Christ. Clearly this isn’t Paul’s theology. Our victory in Christ is assured, but there is a level of participation in it. We cannot simply lay down inContinue reading “1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27”