After the Jews rebuilt the walls around Jerusalem their leaders began to rebuilt the walls around the faith of the people. To do this they used their Bible and the assigned their teachers to help them understand.
In these final two chapters we first read of the Jews dedicating the restored walls of Jerusalem. Then we read of the dedication to God in a man like Nehemiah who tolerated no boldface trampling of God’s word.
Promises and Dwellings
Mere talk is cheap. What must happen to get professed believers to commit to what they claim to believe?! Here we see believers sign their names to their confession. But later we find some again abandoning God.
Another God Centered Day
The seventh month was one of heartfelt compliance to the God given holy days. Now, after the final feast of the year, the Jews extended their worship and continued in assemble and stand with Scripture, then reform.
Rebuilt and Rebuilding
In Neh 7, with the wall rebuilt, Nehemiah puts two men over the safety of the city. In Neh 8, there is extraordinary attention to rebuilding the people through their Scripture, leading to remarkable actions.