Nehemiah 8-10: Reestablishing holiness.

December 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Nehemiah 8-10. Background: Nehemiah 1-7. Concepts and Connections.   Chapter 8 Ezra, the Law and Holy Days: After the wall and the gates were finished, we find here that all the returned exiles gather together as one man and tell Ezra the scribe to bring out the book of the…

The vow of a Nazarite.

December 7, 2014. There is a concept that is put forth in Numbers 6 that is very interesting to me- the Nazarite vow. It would seem there are several instances in scripture that designate certain positions that take on a higher responsibility than the rest of the people, usually in the form of leadership. Such…

Commitment.

July 3, 2014. “But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it…