Friday, September 27, 2013

September 27 – Nehemiah 6-7

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Nehemiah 1-5. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.
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Nehemiah’s discernment is amazing. Throughout all the work on the walls of Jerusalem the builders have faced the threat of an attack. There work blessed by God was not blessed by the non Israelites of the land. The entire time Nehemiah understands the trickery they are trying to lead him astray with. One time he sees through a supposed prophet and shares these words, “Should someone in my position run from danger? Should someone in my position enter the Temple to save his life? No I won’t do it!” (Nehemiah 6:11 NLT) Nehemiah had an amazing level of discernment as leader of the rebuilding project.

Do you have good discernment? Do you pray and ask God to build up your discernment? Do you rely on him for it? Discernment is a wise tool. It will keep us from danger. It will help us avoid costly mistakes. It will help us make the best possible choices for our families, our ministries, and our communities. No matter your ability at discernment there is always room for growth. 

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