A Biblical Study



The Years of Return


Nehemiah 5



THE OPPRESSION WITHIN

F.Y.I. CORNER THE OPPRESSION WITHIN


1.

DEARTH - (Heb. 7458) famine, famished, hunger

2.

EXACT - (Heb. 5378) to lend on interest; to draw out

3.

USURY - (Heb. 5383) to lend or borrow on security or interest

4.

OPPRESSION - (Heb. 6115) constraint (Heb. 6233) fraud, unjust gain. (Heb. 3906) distress, affliction. (Heb. 7701) violence, ravage, desolation, destruction.

 

5.

POOR (Heb. 6041) - afflicted, humble, lowly, needy

 

 

 

 

Ought Ye Not to Walk in the Fear of Our God?


 

NEHEMIAH 5

1.        With what other situation did Nehemiah have to contend? (5:1)

2.        What was the problem?

         Vs 2-3

         Vs. 4

         Vs. 5

3.        How did Nehemiah react to all this? (5:6)

4.        After Nehemiah called for an assembly, for what did he reprimand the people?

         Vs. 7

         Vs. 8

         Vs. 10

 

5.        With what question did Nehemiah challenge them? (5:9) Ought ye not to _______ in the ________ of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our ____________?

6.        How did the nobles and the rulers respond? (5:12)

7.        What would happen to anyone that didnt keep his promise? (5:13)

8.        Unlike the governors before him, why didnt Nehemiah charge the people for his service? (5:15)

9.        How did Nehemiah describe the condition of the people? (5:18) ...the _____________ was ___________ upon this people.

 

Choose None of His Ways


1.        REVIEW the definition of oppression. What kinds of oppression are there?

1)       Psalm 12:5

2)       Psalm 55:3

2.        How does God use oppression? Job 36:15

         Who are the poor that God delivers? Psalm 40:16-17; Matthew 5:3

3.        Who is the oppressor? Proverbs 28:16

         Who is that?

4.        What does the oppressor have? Eccl. 4:1

5.        How should an oppressor be looked upon? Proverbs 3:31-35

6.        What was commendable about the nobles and rulers who were the oppressors in Nehemiah 5?

         Why were they able to listen?



VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

-Job 36:15



 

SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER
 

   Pray that if we are oppressing, that the fear of God may help us completely accept the reproof of the righteous.

   If we are being oppressed, pray that we can see it as an opportunity for our ears to be opened.


 

 

NEXT WEEK Read Nehemiah 6-7 for the study.