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Nehemiah 1:1-11 | Nehemiah, the Man of God


Nehemiah, the Man of God

Nehemiah 1:1-11

Key verse 1:4

“When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.”

The Jewish people were once slaves in Egypt, but God rescued them by raising up a leader Moses who brought about their deliverance and led them until they found their home in the promised land. Through the years, they developed from a group of tribes into one nation under king Saul, and later under king David who completely unified them into a formidable nation. Later on, the nation divided into 2 kingdoms, the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. Over time the two kingdoms drifted away from God, and were eventually captured and exiled by the … Read the rest