How’s your faith today? Would you describe it as bold? Maybe a little more on the feeble side? Or somewhere in between? Whatever adjective you would choose, I believe the Lord will use today’s reading to inspire your faith. We find Nehemiah following through with what God put on his heart, to rebuild the walls.
But first, a little legwork.
Nehemiah snuck out with his team for a dangerous reconnaissance mission; the wall had to be inspected. When he returned, he clued everyone in to what things really looked like, and then the commission was clear. Something had to be done. Their precious city — the city of the Lord — had to be restored.
What Nehemiah said at the very end of the chapter is what really struck a chord with my heart: “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.” How would you have responded to opposition? Oh, to be a Nehemiah in this day and age!
Back to my original question… and I’d love some transparency so I can pray for you. How is your faith today? Comment below and let’s ask God to move in each of our hearts to have the kind of bold faith exhibited by Nehemiah.
By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor