July 23, 2024

Thomas McNeilly

Jesus Christ is King

Praying for Damar Hamlin-Nehemiah Chapter 1: Quest of the Cupbearer and Jeremiah 29:11

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This book begins by stating that it’s the first person account of Nehemiah. He says that he was living in the Persian capital, Susa. His brother Hanani came to him, and Nehemiah asked him how the Jews who had left exile and returned to Jerusalem were doing. Hanani explains that they’re in trouble: Jerusalem’s wall is broken down and its gates have been burned. Nehemiah weeps, mourns, fasts, and prays for days. He asks God to listen to his words, as he repents for his family and his nation’s failure to keep God’s commandments. He admits that God told them all this would happen when he gave the law to Moses. But he also promised that he’d gather them from exile if they managed to keep his commandments again. Nehemiah asks God for success and mercy in the mission he’s about to undertake. He ends by noting that he was cupbearer to the King of Persia, at this time. This was a pretty important position, so he was really close with the king. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. https://temtube.com/#followforfollowback#bible#bibleverse#jesus#jesuschrist#prayingfordamarhamlin