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July 13, 2023
Daily Reading – Neh. 4-6 / Acts 13:29-52
Nehemiah 6:8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Nehemiah was standing in a very good place in his life. If you have been reading along in the book of Nehemiah up to this point, you might wonder how I could say that. Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem, leaders of the Samaritans were constantly opposing him. Not only from outside of the walls being built, but also from within. They were related to some of the Jewish leaders inside through marriages in the families. Some of whom were sending letters back and forth, constantly conspiring against Nehemiah. Also, many had been coming to him with complaints about injustice among the Jewish families. Saying some of the wealthy had been taking advantage of those who were less fortunate. Nehemiah had to deal with this. Pressures from every side. Yet I still say, Nehemiah stood in a very good place.
You see, when the false accusations began flying around about him and the work that had been done, he knew they were not true. He had not compromised with anyone in the work of the Lord. He had sought God on every detail of the building of the wall, but also on the rebuilding of the Jewish culture and their faith in God. The wall God called him to build was being done. The people were following his advice in following God. God was blessing his work. He was leading Israel back to obedience to the law of the Lord. Therefore, his conscience was free from any such false accusations. What a great place to stand.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
What a wonderful place to stand with God, and man. 1 Peter 3:16 says; “Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed…” If you know you are doing God’s will, stand in peace.
How is your conscience?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director