NEHEMIAH: Restoration from Ruin
Nehemiah is the story of God’s redemption and restoration of the people of Israel.
We begin our study of Nehemiah not in Nehemiah, but in the Book of Ezra, as the two books were originally considered one. Despite the sinfulness of God’s people, we see God bring restoration to the exiles, returning them to Jerusalem and rebuilding of the temple. Through Zerubbabel and Ezra, we see faithful obedience to God and a return to strict observance of God’s laws, but we are ultimately left wanting a fulfillment and complete restoration that will only be found in Jesus Christ.