Series EZRA AND NEHEMIAH with Pastor Kurt Piesslinger, M.A.
5.VIOLATING THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW
Who dares to oppose the mighty leaders in a society when they act against God`s law? Nehemia is such a brave person.
5.1 People´s Grievance
The poor people in Judah complain about their leaders, who act against those who cannot help themselves.
5.2 Against the Spirit of the Law
God is on the side of the oppressed and needy and therefore Nehemia will help them.
5.3 Nehemiah Acts
Nehemia calls a great assembly in which he accuses some Jewish leaders because of their evil acts.
5.4 An Oath
Nehemia makes the leaders swear an oath before the priests that they want to help the poor people.
5.5 Nehemiah´s Example
Nehemia put the Lord and the Lord`s work before his own personal gain and advantage.
Nehemia dared to oppose the mighty leaders of Judah so that the law of God became a reality.