Waiting and Planning | Nehemiah Ch 2

“In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before” (Neh 2:1)

Four months had passed, since Nehemiah had heard the news about Jerusalem, when he went to the king. This quite surprised me when I first read it. After the clear pain in the weeping and praying of Nehemiah in chapter 1, how could he wait so long to ask for help?

The answer is that Nehemiah had faith in God’s timing.

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Do we care enough? | Nehemiah Ch.1

So this is something quite different from my usual posts. One of my personal resolutions for 2017 was to study the Bible more. I don’t talk about my faith a lot on this blog, but it is something that is so central to my life (as well as my reading life), that I want to share more of it here, so I thought, what better way to both study the Bible more, and share my Bible reading, than to make a new blog series discussing my thoughts on what I’m currently reading? I’m going to try to keep this up once a week (most likely every Sunday, as that is when I spend most time reading the Bible), as well as my usual posts, so I hope that you will still stay with me, even if you’re only interested in the other stuff! 🙂

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