Author Archives: ezraengle

October 17th

I read Nehemiah 5:

Nehemiah saw that the famine made many people poor and they were losing their property, Their children were having to be sold into slavery and they were being indebted to their fellow Israelites. He told them that it was not right to charge their brothers interest or to take their property.

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October 16th

I read Nehemiah 4:

Outside opposition grew and ridicule of the wall was spread, trying to discourage the workers. Once the wall was halfway built, the strategy of discouragement was abandoned and outright aggression was the new tactic, so the workers had to divide their attention between building the wall and defending themselves with each of their two hands.

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October 8th

Today I read Ezra 7:

Ezra was sent from Babylon with a letter from the Babylonian king instructing treasurers to give him whatever he needs to make sure the law or His God is complied with. Leaders and judges should be established, and nobody should charge the temple workers or Levites any taxes or fees.

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