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As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. Nehemiah (1:4 ESV)

Nehemiah hears of Jerusalem’s destruction. He knew the reason why. It was God’s chastening hand. This sight moved him to the point of prayerful tears. Nehemiah grieved for the very same thing that grieved God. In response, he turned his face to God. He addressed the problem and situation to God. Amazingly the answer to Nehemiah’s prayer was Nehemiah himself. He would be the rebuilder of the walls of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah serves as an example as to what ought to grieve me, move me to tears, make me abstain from food and seek God. Nehemiah’s values and priorities were the same as God’s. What moved and grieved God, moved and grieved Nehemiah.

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The murderous act of abortion.

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Jeremiah 1:5 – This one verse destroys every argument for the murderous act of abortion. God Himself forms us in the womb (see Psa. 139:13; Isa. 44:24). No one is an accident.

We, too, have been formed (created by God), known (known by God), sanctified (by the blood of the Savior) and ordained (given the Great Commission; see Mark 16:15).

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

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“Almost saved, but altogether lost!”

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“He who does not take the step of faith, and so enter upon the road to heaven, will perish. It will be an awful thing to die just outside the gate of life. Almost saved, but altogether lost! This is the most terrible of positions. A man just outside Noah’s ark would have been drowned; a manslayer close to the wall of the city of refuge, but yet outside of it, would be slain; and the man who is within a yard of Christ, and yet has not trusted him, will be lost.” Charles Spurgeon 

Numbers 35:27 … and the avenger of blood finds him outside the limits of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the manslayer, he shall not be guilty of blood…

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“Are Genesis 1 and 2 contradictory?”

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Some skeptics claim that chapters 1 and 2 are contradictory. However, a close reading shows there is no contradiction. Genesis 1 gives the day-by-day account of the entire creation week, whereas Gen. 2 gives the details of man’s creation on the sixth day. Since the creation work was finished in chapter 1 (which closes with the end of day six), Genesis 2 begins by recapping: “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done” (vv. 1,2). To make it even clearer, God then tells us, “This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created” (v. 4).

Genesis 2:4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were…

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Humble people are sane.

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The story of Naaman is a wonderful example of true salvation. All humanity has the leprous disease of sin. To be cleansed we have to humble ourselves. Pride keeps so many from coming to Christ because of the seemingly foolish way of salvation.

“Humility pleases God wherever it is found, and the humble person will have God for his or her friend and helper always. Only the humble are completely sane, for they are the only ones who see clearly their own size and limitations. Egotists see things out of focus. To themselves they are large and God is correspondingly small, and that is a kind of moral insanity.” A. W. Tozer

2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was…

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The essence of the gospel.

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Deuteronomy 30:19,20. This is the essence of the gospel that we preach to this world. Set before them are the way of life and the way of death, the way of blessing and the way of cursing. If they reject Jesus Christ, and the love He demonstrated on the cross, they reject the One who is Life itself (see John 1:4; 14:6; 1 John 5:11,12).

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham…

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Kill our sinful nature.

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We are to reckon the sinful nature dead to our threefold enemy (the world, the flesh, and the devil) as it hangs with Christ on the cross of Calvary. However, to effectively do this, we need the assistance of the Ten Commandments to kill our sinful nature (see Rom. 7:10,11). The Law sends us to the cross and keeps us there. “You shall not commit adultery” keeps our heart from lust. “You shall not covet” keeps our eyes off this attractive world, etc. See Rom. 13:8–10 for what the Commandments do for the godly.

2 Samuel 18:14 Then Joab said, “I cannot linger with you.” And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through Absalom’s heart, while he was still alive in the midst of the terebinth tree.15 And ten young men who bore Joab’s armor surrounded Absalom, and struck and killed him.16 So Joab…

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Hedonism.

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The godless see pleasure as their primary goal—something called hedonism. They will have no desire to seek after the righteousness that delivers from death until the Law puts salt on their tongue. The moral Law reveals sin and its terrible consequence. It makes a sin-seeking sinner look for a way to be made right with his Creator. It prepares the heart for the gospel.

Isaiah 56:12 “Come,” one says, “I will bring wine, And we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink; Tomorrow will be tas today, And much more abundant.”

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“Do you believe that the following biblical accounts actually happened?”

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Many years ago, I ran a children’s club. At the end of the club I told about one hundred kids to line up for some candy. There was an immediate rush, and the line sorted itself into what I saw as being a line of greed. The bigger, selfish kids were at the front, and the small and timid ones were at the back. I then did something that gave me great satisfaction. I told them to turn about face. Everyone did. Then I said to stay where they were, and I took great delight in going to the other end of the line and giving the candy to the smaller, timid kids first.

In a world where the rich get richer and the poor get stomped on, we are informed that God has gone to the other end of the line with the message of everlasting life. How has…

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