The Wall

Nehemiah 1-3

“‘…Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.’ When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.” Nehemiah‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬-‭4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Jerusalem’s wall in ashes. Its gates part of the rubble. The condition was enough to bring Nehemiah to tears, grieving the loss of Jerusalem’s former glory. So, Nehemiah goes to the king and asks permission to help rebuild the wall, and the king grants his request.

“But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of my arrival, they were very displeased that someone had come to help the people of Israel.” Nehemiah‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ There are always trouble makers waiting to be a thorn in the side, and Nehemiah experiences this firsthand as his passion drives him to restore the wall. “I replied, ‘The God of heaven will help us succeed. We, His servants, will start rebuilding this wall. But you have no share, legal right, or historic claim in Jerusalem.’” Nehemiah‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ ‭NLT‬‬ You tell them, Nehemiah!

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