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Come Let Us Rebuild

  • Oct 2023 Issue
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Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.”—Nehemiah 2:17

Have you ever felt like your life was in shambles? Maybe things have fallen apart, everything you value is marred or even broken. In this month’s daily devotional study, we meet a government official named Nehemiah who was facing a ruined city and a broken people. Journey with us to a place called Susa in the Persian Empire in the 400s BC. But we won’t stay in Susa long. We’ll spend most of our time in Jerusalem, where Nehemiah works hard to rebuild the city’s walls and restore the people’s relationship with God. Over the next month, I pray you will:

  • Respond to the Lord in repentance and worship
  • Grow in your trust of Christ and boldness for Him
  • Worship the Lord for His faithfulness

Your devotional writer,
Russell L. Meek

BY Dr. Russell L. Meek

Russell Meek teaches Old Testament and Hebrew at Moody Theological Seminary. He writes a regular column on understanding and applying the Old Testament at Fathom Magazine, and his books include Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning in an Upside-Down World and the co-authored Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary. Russ, his wife, and their three sons live in northern Idaho.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Russell Meek, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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