Tag Archives: Nehemiah 5

A Lifestyle of Giving

Economy matters. It is at the center of Nehemiah’s rebuke of the people of Israel in Nehemiah 5. But Nehemiah’s vision for how resources should be used doesn’t fit neatly into the way I have grown up thinking about economy. … more »

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Merciful or Just: How Do I Love Like Christ?

Nehemiah 5 raises the issue of the Israelites falling back into their old, sinful ways as they continue to take advantage of the poor through taxation and manipulation even after Jeremiah and Micah specifically addressed and condemned these issues. We … more »

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Leading By Example

In 1789, our forefathers founded the greatest governmental system in the world. I might be biased, but The United States of America quickly rose as the youngest country to be a world superpower, and has been a leader in the … more »

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The Pragmatics of a Pure Heart

Sometimes I wonder what truly motivates people working in international development. As someone who has worked for a global aid organization, I know that these kinds of positions attract people with compassion and a heart for the poor. But knowing … more »

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And Justice For All

In his acts as governor, Nehemiah demonstrated a deep concern for the poor and mistreated in the land. His role in rebuilding the city of Jerusalem after it was ransacked and destroyed during the Babylonian takeover required extreme amounts of … more »

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In the World, Not Of It

Every day we are bombarded with articles, videos, and sound bites of the latest tragedy, whether it be child slavery, violence, hate crimes, or refugee crises. Each time I read about the misfortune that others have gone through, my heart … more »

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