My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Nehemiah 4

More opposition

Tobiah and Sanballat mocked them, saying that their wall would not last. But the Jews kept working, prayed, and set up a constant guard. The Jews started being scared and tired, but Nehemiah beefed up the guards, and told them to trust God. So the Jews became very careful, and half of them worked, while the other half guarded.

Key verse:
14. Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.

My thoughts:
I remember hearing a talk on Nehemiah. The preacher said that Nehemiah trusted God, and knew that God was his saviour, but that that didn't stop him setting up guards. Whilst we do trust God, that doesn't mean we neglect to do the practical things.


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