Genesis 14, Matthew 13, Nehemiah 3, Acts 13

If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Genesis 14, Matthew 13, Nehemiah 3, Acts 13. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Nehemiah 3. 

So many good, interesting passages in today’s readings. In Genesis 14 Abram and his servants whooped four kings who had just defeated five other kings. In Matthew 13 Jesus taught about his kingdom using the parable of the soils, the parable of the tares, and the parable of the hidden treasure. In the middle of all that, he explained why he taught in parables in the first place. In Acts 13 we learned that the church had an abundance of teachers but God set aside two of them to become missionary church planters. 

And yet, with all this great stuff to talk about, I’m writing to you about Nehemiah 3. What do we find in Nehemiah 3? Little more than a catalog of who repaired the wall of Jerusalem and what section each man or group of men repaired.

Spiritually scintillating stuff, isn’t it?

But, ask yourself. Or, better, put in the comments: 

  • Why did God inspire this passage so that it was recorded in holy scripture?
  • And, what message can we take away from such a passage as this?

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