As I continue to read the book of Nehemiah I am reminded of just how we can get off track while thinking we are doing good. Let us take a close look at self to make sure that we are not loading our fellow servants down with loads that are too difficult for them to bare. Let us be willing to share the load, bear one another’s burdens and treat each other the way we want to be treated. I’m loving God for encouraging me to read again this marvelous book and for allowing me to share the daily prayer scriptures. I pray you are encouraged to also pass it on.
God Bless You Always,
Apostle Brenda D. Cooper
Nehemiah 5:1-5 NKJV
“And there was a great outcry of the people and their wives against their Jewish brethren. For there were those who said, “We, our sons, and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain, that we may eat and live.” There were also some who said, “We have mortgaged our lands and vineyards and houses, that we might buy grain because of the famine.” There were also those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our lands and vineyards. Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and indeed we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have been brought into slavery. It is not in our power to redeem them, for other men have our lands and vineyards.””