Sunday, December 29, 2013

60IN60 Day 56 - Sun Dec 29

It's Day 56 and we're in Nehemiah 5.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 7-8, 10 - "Usury" is an Old Testament term for charging interest.  This is condemned by Nehemiah as exploitative.  It is a different context (a small town struggling to climb out of a mess), but it's still worth pondering that God is unhappy with them charging interest.  And the interest was only 1% (verse 11).  It really makes you wonder what God thinks of some of the things we do in banking.

- Verses 17-18 - Nehemiah would have had to tax the people to pay for all this stuff.  Instead, he bore the cost himself.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

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