In the midst of rebuilding Jerusalem’s wall, wealthy members of God’s people exacted usury on their brothers and sisters. God’s people were supposed to be a holy nation, set apart for obedience to Him, but their actions were no different than their unbelieving neighbors. Nehemiah confronted this corruption with God’s divine standard. Alistair Begg points out the continuing significance of God’s law in the life the Church as it leads Christians to repent from sin and turn to God.
1Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.
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