Sunday, January 22, 2017

Why Trump Was Compared to the Old Testament Prophet Nehemiah During the Inauguration

IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING AND INSTRUCTIVE TO GO BACK TO OLD TESTAMENT TIMES and see why a pastor at Trump's presidential inauguration this week compared our new president to the OT prophet Nehemiah.

Nehemiah, you recall, was an Israelite living as an exile in Babylon in 444 BC and cup bearer to the king, whom God directed to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall surrounding the Temple which had been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 587 BC. While I think comparing Nehemiah to Trump at this point is a bit of a stretch, it's still interesting to recall the ancient wall that Nehemiah rebuilt against all odds. It remains to be seen if President Trump follows in Nehemiah's footsteps, but I certainly hope and pray he does.

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