Even confronted with enemies more powerful and numerous than him, Nehemiah kept doing God’s work. His faith that the Lord would protect the work and bless them kept him going. We have seen how he answered the call to action, how He started the inspection and his response to the enemies plot. Now we will look at his continued efforts, not letting anything slow him down. Not even the threats of a powerful enemy.
Yesterday we looked at Nehemiah’s call to action and his prayer when he heard of the state of the walls of Jerusalem. We saw how he responded, with fasting and prayer, and prepared himself to do what was needed. Today we see the result of Nehemiah’s fasting and prayer, how God blessed him, and we will see his first actions upon arriving at the Holy City Read more
As I have been doing my Bible readings each morning, I’ve been in the Book of Ezra. Hearing of the rebuilding of the Temple made me think of the wonderful story of Nehemiah and his plan to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. While the walls that stand today are not the same ones Nehemiah rebuilt, this event shows God’s faithfulness to those who are faithful to Him. (History tells us that there have been three or four subsequent destructions and rebuildings, culminating in the 1538 AD completion of the current walls by the Ottoman Empire)
This is the first of six-part series on Nehemiah and the Wall.