Who Reads Nehemiah, Anyway?

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Well, not too long ago, I did. Just out of curiosity, since I’ve never – at least in my memory – heard any preacher preach on it, nor people talk or post about it…so what did that book have for me that might be relevant?

Today I read one of my favorite Biblical themes as expressed in Nehemiah 9:6, the theme of God, the Creator, being involved of all of His creation, even to the point of keeping things going, even to the point that, were He to back off, everything – EVERYTHING – would come to a screeching halt! Man thinks we’re so powerful, that all of our efforts in and for the world itself are so important that WE could cause a screeching halt to it all. But nothing could be further from the truth.

At any rate, the writer of this short-but-meaty post took that verse into an entirely different direction from what I was expecting, and opened my eyes even further… Here, see for yourself:

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2 thoughts on “Who Reads Nehemiah, Anyway?

  1. That is a very good read. I admit I am not that enthusiastic though I wish I would be. There are days, even weeks, when I don’t even open the Bible. God’s Word says His people perish for a lack of knowledge.
    That knowledge is in God’s Word. There once was a time you could tell someone was a Christian – He or She carried a Bible in their hand. This is rarely seen – even in churches. Sure many Bibles are now on our cellphones and tablets = but – what happens when the battery dies?
    I still prefer the Bible in hard copy and batteries are not needed. As technology advances, we seem to be backing up and not going forward. People now look like human question marks as they walk and stare at their cellphones…and I am sure they are not reading their Bible.

    1. I have been thinking lately I want to read my “real” Bible, maybe just use my tablet for the commentaries and study helps. It definitely isn’t the same using an electronic device but it does make things easy to “highlight” notes and instantly bring up references, copy/paste to share, etc. But actually holding God’s Word – that’s something that can’t be duplicated electronically.

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