Skip to content

NEHEMIAH CHAPTER 13 – RECTIFYING THE PROBLEMS

September 1, 2017

After being in Jerusalem for twelve years, Nehemiah had returned to Persia as he stated he would do to King Artaxerxes in Nehemiah 2:6. Now he has come back to Jerusalem to resume the governor’s position only to find to his mortification and regret that many of the Jews had reverted to practices that were not pleasing to God. As a result, there were five main areas of concern which Nehemiah addressed and rectified in this chapter. They were:

  1. Eliashib, the high priest, had permitted Tobiah the Ammonite access to a room in the temple which had been designated as a storage chamber for temple treasures and objects used in the temple service by the priests and Levites. Nehemiah threw out Tobiah and his belongings, had the room cleansed and returned to its designated purpose.
  2. The Jews had been negligent in their tithing and offerings, which was necessary for the support of the temple staff; thus, many of staff had returned to farming. Nehemiah rebuked the rulers, reinstated the dispersed Levites, and appointed trustworthy individuals to administrate the temple treasury and care of temple staff.
  3. Some of the Jews were neglecting to observe the Sabbath by working, buying, and selling on it. Nehemiah questioned the nobles, closed the gates of Jerusalem from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, and threatened the merchants who attempted to sell their wares outside the city gates during this time.
  4. Once again, the Jews were intermarrying with the women of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab. For the intermarriage offenders, Nehemiah cursed, whipped, and shaved off the hairs. He also made them take an oath to cease allowing themselves and their children to marry heathens.
  5. Eliashib, the high priest, had a grandson who married a Samaritan, which was contrary to the instructions that God gave for marriages of a priest (Lev. 21:14). Nehemiah excommunicated this man and asked God to judge this man’s rebellious action.

The gleaning points that I have received from this chapter are:

  1. God’s laws/instructions are often generational.
  2. The enemy seeks to move into unoccupied spaces.
  3. An evil thing is an enemy in God’s house.
  4. Don’t permit the enemy to store his goods in God’s house.
  5. Refuse to fraternize with the enemy.
  6. The enemy should be evicted from God’s house.
  7. Our sins should grieve us.
  8. Exorcize the impure.
  9. Fill God’s house with the proper things; the things that belong to Him.
  10. Ministry needs support in order to survive. Without it, ministers will seek other means to live/survive.
  11. When leadership is lacking, people will do what they want.
  12. Leaders are to be held accountable for their actions.
  13. Use the faithful.
  14. Strong leadership is needed to keep people on track
  15. There are consequences for sinning.
  16. The enemy seeks to allure you to do the wrong thing.
  17. Take charge of the atmosphere within and without.
  18. Your speech identifies you.
  19. When evil alliances take place, an ungodly lifestyle will occur.
  20. Sin causes us to be absorbed, dominated, and controlled by evil influences.
  21. Always stand for what is right.
  22. Sometimes it is necessary to confront leaders.
  23. You can ask God to remember what you have done in His house.

From → NEHEMIAH SERIES

48 Comments
  1. My family always say that I am killing my time here at web,
    however I know I am getting experience everyday by reading such nice articles.

  2. As the admin of this site is working, no question very soon it will be renowned, due to
    its quality contents.

  3. Thank you for another magnificent article. The place else may just anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect approach of writing?
    I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m at the look for such info.

  4. Thanks for any other informative blog. The place else could
    I get that type of information written in such a perfect way?
    I’ve a project that I am just now working on, and I have been on the glance out
    for such information.

  5. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article plus the rest
    of the site is really good.

  6. I enjoyed this. Thank you.

  7. I enjoyed this. Thank you.

  8. Someone necessarily assist to produce significantly
    articles I’d state. That may be the first time I frequented your web page and to
    date? I surprised with the analysis you designed to
    make this actual post amazing. Great activity!

    Feel free to visit my webpage :: life fitness weight

  9. Quality content is the main to invite the viewers to pay a visit the web
    page, that’s what this web site is providing.

  10. Amazing things here. I am very happy to look your article.
    Thanks a lot and I am looking forward to contact you. Will
    you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  11. Hurrah, that’s what I was exploring for,
    what a stuff! existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this web page.

  12. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Very well written!

  13. If you would like to improve your experience
    just keep visiting this web page and be updated with the hottest
    news update posted here.

  14. Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.

  15. Whats up very cool web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds additionally? I am happy to seek out so
    many helpful info right here within the submit, we
    want work out more techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing.

    . . . . .

  16. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things
    to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  17. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent post.
    Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  18. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I am waiting for your next post thanks once again.

  19. Everyone loves what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to
    blogroll.

  20. Hey there I am so delighted I found your weblog, I
    really found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Google for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just
    like to say thanks a lot for a marvelous post and a all round
    exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time
    I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the awesome b.

    Here is my web-site – ring notebook

  21. These are actually impressive ideas in on the topic of blogging.

    You have touched some fastidious factors here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

  22. I’ve read several just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how a lot attempt you put to create this kind of great informative site.

  23. Definitely assume that that you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the
    net the easiest thing to be aware of. I only say to you
    personally, I certainly get irked while people think of worries that they just don’t understand about.
    You were able to hit the nail upon the best and defined out the whole thing without having side
    effect , people can have a signal. Will likely be back to obtain more.
    Thanks

    Here is my website :: travelers notebook michaels

  24. I think that what you published was very reasonable.

    However, think on this, suppose you were to create a killer headline?
    I am not saying your information isn’t solid., but what if
    you added something that makes people desire more? I mean NEHEMIAH
    CHAPTER 13 – RECTIFYING THE PROBLEMS | The Teacher's Pick is a little plain.
    You should peek at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create news headlines
    to get people to open the links. You might add a video or a related pic or two to grab people excited about what you’ve got to say.

    In my opinion, it might make your website a little livelier.

  25. You actually make it seem really easy along with your presentation having
    said that i find this topic to get actually something which I think I would personally never understand.
    It appears too complex and very broad in my opinion. I am just
    anticipating for your upcoming post, I’ll try to find
    the hang from it!

    Have a look at my blog zipper wallet insert for fauxdori travelers notebook

  26. Hi there! This really is my first trip to your site!

    We have been a collection of volunteers and starting a new
    project in a community within the same niche. Your blog provided us useful
    information to operate on. You may have done a marvellous job!

    Feel free to surf to my website: fountain pen friendly pocket notebooks

  27. whoah this blog is fantastic i really like studying your articles.
    Stay up the great work! You understand, many people
    are searching round for this information, you can help them greatly.

    Here is my web blog :: college ruled notebook paper size

  28. I’m not really that much of a online reader to tell the
    truth yet your blogs really nice, ensure that it stays up! I’ll go
    on and bookmark your website to come back down the line.

    Many thanks

    My homepage; notebook wallet field notes

  29. If some one needs expert view concerning blogging then i advise him/her to visit this website, Keep
    up to date the fastidious work.

    Stop by my blog: EltonLPujols

  30. Your method of telling everything in this post is really good,
    every one be able to easily understand it, Thanks a lot.

  31. It is not my first time to pay a visit this web page, i am visiting this site dailly and obtain nice information from here daily.

  32. Very energetic post, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a
    part 2?

  33. you’re actually a just right webmaster. The website loading speed is amazing.

    It kind of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick.
    In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a magnificent job on this subject!

  34. Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the
    challenges. It was really informative. Your
    website is very useful. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups
    thank you once again.

  36. Hi there! I just want to offer you a huge thumbs up for
    the excellent information you have got right here on this post.
    I’ll be returning to your website for more soon.

  37. I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This article posted at this website is really fastidious.

  38. whoah this blog is excellent i really like reading your articles.

    Keep up the good work! You understand, lots of individuals are looking around for this
    information, you can help them greatly.

  39. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put
    this content together. I once again find myself spending way too much time
    both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still
    worthwhile!

  40. I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also pay a
    visit this website on regular basis to obtain updated from most up-to-date news.

  41. Tremendous things here. I’m very glad to look your post.

    Thank you so much and I’m looking ahead to touch you.
    Will you please drop me a mail?

  42. Michael Jordan permalink

    I enjoy your teachings. They are informative and mind opening.

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Marvin Flahive
  2. fa thor shirt
  3. we just did 46 hat official
  4. the feed
  5. the feed
  6. feed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: