All in one place again – that’s nice! Today, we’ll read Nehemiah chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, and finally 7:1-3. Got a highlight? I’d love for you to leave a comment and share it with me!
Everyone worked –
“except for their nobles, who wouldn’t work with their master and refused to get their hands dirty with such work” (Nehemiah 3:5 MSG)
It’s a blessing to have the strength to work, a blessing that God would allow people such as we are to cooperate with Him in restoration or whatever He needs accomplished – I don’t ever want to be so self-important that I refuse “such work”. If God is involved, I want to be involved!
I love the response and when the enemy opposed to restoration (because you know the enemy will oppose) –
“We countered with prayer to our God and set a round-the-clock guard against them”(Nehemiah 4:9 MSG)
Prayer is a weapon! I like Nehemiah 5:16 – they were too busy working for the Lord to be distracted by their own needs, and they trusted God to take care of them. And don’t miss this one:
“I’m doing a great work – I can’t come down” (Nehemiah 6:3 MSG)
What determination. Whatever your situation is, that’ll preach!