Gilbert House Fellowship #225: Nehemiah 6-9

PERSEVERANCE IN the face of opposition is one of the lessons from our reading today. The Samaritans, Ammonites, and Arabs in Nehemiah’s day tried to discourage the Jews through threats, political pressure, and even a conspiracy to assassinate Nehemiah.

With the work completed, Ezra led the people in a reading of the Law and a restoration of the Feast of Tabernacles, which, we were surprised to learn, hadn’t been observed since the Exodus!

We also discuss the meaning of God’s promise to make Abraham’s descendants “as the stars of heaven,” which is a reference to our future restoration as members of the divine council, not the number of Jews and Christians on the earth.

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  1. Thanks so much for these studies! I will be with you in Israel! Am really excited about going with you!

    1. Author

      We look forward to meeting you!

  2. I’m almost finished with your first book in the series. I’m really enjoying it. I’m so thrilled you have all the studies available on this website. I recently found you and am trying to listen to something every day. Hi Sam 🙂

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