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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 139

F260 Day 139: Nehemiah 3-4

Nehemiah 3-4 Nehemiah’s third chapter gives us incredible detail about the names of people who rebuilt the walls & gates of Jerusalem. But, this work was not without opposition. Sanballat and others were furious with the Jews and mocked them. They even schemed to attack and kill the Jews. Nevertheless, the Jews resolved to continue …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 138

F260 Day 138: Nehemiah 1-2

Nehemiah 1-2 Nehemiah is a Jew who served as the royal cupbearer under King Artaxerxes. Upon receiving word from his brother about the state of Jerusalem, Nehemiah wept and mourned. His mourning turned to fasting and prayer before the Lord. He prayed God’s promises back to him and gave his request to God. While before …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 137

F260 Day 137: Esther 8-10

Esther 8-10 After Haman’s death, the king gave Esther his estate and then put Mordecai in his position. Esther once again pleaded with the king to revoke Haman’s plan. Since it could not be undone, he gave Esther and Mordecai the authority to do what they thought was best. On the same date they were …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 136

F260 Day 136: Esther 5-7

Esther 5-7 After fasting, Esther begins her plan to approach the king and seek his favor. This begins by inviting both the king and Haman to a banquet she has prepared for them. She does this on consecutive nights. In the midst of this, Haman’s pride and discontent continue to grow. His friends suggest building …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 135

F260 Day 135: Esther 3-4

Esther 3-4 Haman, one of the king’s officials, receives a promotion. This promotion places him above all the other officials. In addition to this, everyone is to pay homage and bow down. Mordecai refused to do this because it would violate God’s commands. This angered Haman so much that he sought to have all Jews …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 134

F260 Day 134: Esther 1-2

Esther 1-2 In the beginning of Esther, we are introduced to King Ahasuerus, king of the Medes and Persians. During a period when he held a feast for 6 months, his queen, Vashti, did not come to him when requested. After seeking counseling, Ahasuerus removed her as queen and began a search for another. Hadassah …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 133

F260 Day 133: Ezra 9-10

Ezra 9-10 The book of Ezra concludes dramatically. The leaders make Ezra aware of a problem among the returned exiles: intermarriage with the surrounding people. This went against the law of Moses and is one of the major things that led Israel to its current state. Upon hearing this, Ezra tore his clothes. After praying …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 132

F260 Day 132: Ezra 7-8

Ezra 7-8 Some time after the temple had been rebuilt and dedicated, Ezra is introduced. Ezra is a scribe who was an expert. The Lord gave him favor with the king, which allowed him to go to Jerusalem with any of the priests and Levites who wanted to return with him. The Lord was with …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 130

F260 Day 130: Ezra 5-6

Ezra 5-6 After hearing prophecies from Haggai and Zechariah, the Israelites resumed their work of rebuilding the temple. The prophets stayed with them to make sure the work continued and to be a constant encouragement. This, of course, sparked controversy with those who had tried to stop the work. At this, the elders reminded them …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 129

F260 Day 129: Ezra 3-4

Ezra 3-4 Once the people were resettled in the land, they immediately worked on rebuilding the temple. Overseen by the priests, the workers first rebuilt the altar so sacrifices could resume. With the temple rebuilt, the people celebrated the Feast of Booths and made sacrifices to the Lord. From there, they worked to rebuild the …

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F260 Bible Reading Plan - Day 128

F260 Day 128: Ezra 1-2

Ezra 1-2 After 70 years of exile in Babylon, King Cyrus of Persia takes the throne. During the first year of his reign, Cyrus decrees that the temple in Jerusalem be rebuilt. With this, he allows the Jews to return to Judah for this work. This fulfills Jeremiah’s prophecies (Jer. 25:12; 29:10-14), as well as …

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