The leadership and determination of Nehemiah affected the leaders of the people greatly. For his message and example did not produce simply a change of heart, but a change of action. Nehemiah 3 provides a list of the people and their work, spurred on by Nehemiah. Beginning with the work of the priests, led by…

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Nehemiah had just heard some dreadful news about his homeland. It hurt him so deeply that he could not hide his sadness (Neh. 2:1-2). He knew he had to do something, so he asked the king for permission to return to Jerusalem to rebuild and repair the damage caused by past destruction and years of…

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Getting Things Done is the name (GTD for short) of a popular time management method based on a book of the same name written by David Allen. This book, and others like it, are popular in the business world as individuals try to do more work in less time with fewer distractions. This is a…

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The rise of Cyrus and his conquering of Babylon created an opportunity for the previously conquered people of Judah. Contrary to Babylon’s policy of forcing captured peoples to relocate and adapt to Babylonian culture, the Persians pursued a policy of tolerance, allowing people to live by their own traditions and culture as long as they…

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