Shouldn't You Show Respect for Our God?

Nehemiah 5:1-13 Key verse 5:9

So I continued, "What you are doing isn't right. Shouldn't you show respect for our God? Shouldn't you live in a way that will keep our enemies from making fun of us?

  1. Read verses 1-6. Who did some Jewish families cry out against? What problems did they have? How did Nehemiah respond to their cries (6)?

  2. Read verses 7-10. What action did Nehemiah take? What things had the nobles and officials done that weren’t right—name two things? What lesson should have they learned from history (8)? Why must God’s people do what is right—name two reasons (9)?

  3. Read verses 11-13. How did Nehemiah help the nobles and officials to repent (11-12)? What would be the consequences if they didn’t keep their promise (13)? Why did the community say “Amen” and praise the Lord? How did the nobles and officials keep with their repentance?

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