Nehemiah Chapter 5, Complaints and Problems of Judah

beemanlee's picture

This chapter is full of many different problems which happened during the time of construction if the Walls around Jerusalem. This time frame took 52 days to complete.

Three different problems arose. ONE:Many landless People were without food. TWO:Landlords were forced to mortgage their land because of the famine. THREE: Borrowing was necessary to pay property tax imposed by the Persistent.

Verses 1-5, debts, interests and bondage.
Verses 6-13, payments of interest abolished.
Verses 14-19, examples of Unselfishness.

Arnet Hales's picture

Sheep without a shepherd

Arnet H. Hales-hiklamas
Hope Builders
Port Hardy, B.C.

Matthew 9:36 - "And seeing the crowds, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and cast away, like sheep without a shepherd." This is a sad statement, for "we all like sheep have gone astray. Each of us has turned to his own way." Our hope lies in the next phrase in Isaiah 53:6 "And Jehovah has cause the iniquity of us all to fall on him."

Jesus goes on to say in matthew chapter 9:37-38 - "Then he said to his disciples, the harvest is great, but the workers few, therefore beseech the Lord of the Harvest that he would thrust out workers into his harvest."

I love the thought of being thrust out. With all my failures and all my wrong doings, God remember me for the good that I have done and do not remember the bad to hold it agaist me.

Arnet H. Hales-hiklamas
Hope Builders
Port Hardy, B.C.




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