Finances were needed too

Nehemiah Bible Background

06.18.2016 Old Testament: Neh 7.70–72

To read the Bible in a year, read Nehemiah 7–8 on June 18, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Many Jews worked on rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem, but they also needed resources to carry out the work,

And some of the heads of the fathers’ houses gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasury one thousand gold drachmas, fifty basins, and five hundred and thirty priestly garments. Some of the heads of the fathers’ houses gave to the treasury of the work twenty thousand gold drachmas, and two thousand two hundred silver minas. And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas, two thousand silver minas, and sixty-seven priestly garments (Nehemiah 7.70–72). 

Most good works, and especially huge projects like rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, require finances. Some people do not want to give money, but many things cannot happen, unless we fund them.

Questions:

  • How willing are you to part with your money to do good works?

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