Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Walls

Neh 6:15-16 -- So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

Nehemiah 2 Commentary of the Bible

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Don't Hesitate -- Investigate!  ( Nehemiah 2 )  Sunday Message

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We have in English a number of proverbs that urge us to action when the time is right:

Shakespeare wrote, "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune." In the days when blacksmiths were common, we used to hear the proverb, "Strike while the iron is hot." Not many would understand that these days; today we have shortened it to: "Get with it!"

Honest Assessment  ( Nehemiah 2:1-8 )  Daily Devotion

If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it. (Nehemiah 2:5)

Unexpected Help  ( Nehemiah 2:9-10 )  Daily Devotion

The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me. (Nehemiah 2:9b)

Nehemiah not only came with a full military escort, but also it is apparent from this account that he came with the full authority of the throne of Persia behind him. If you set out to change something in your life for the better, you have the full authority of the throne of God behind you; you may proceed with full confidence that the unseen, but real, power of God is backing you up!

Standing Up To The Enemy  ( Nehemiah 2:11-20 )  Daily Devotion

The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it. (Nehemiah 2:20)

The men who opposed the rebuilding of the wall stood outside the covenant of promise. None of the three had any claim to the promise of God to inherit the land. That is why Nehemiah took this stand.