Nehemiah is a great example of how relevant the Old Testament is to us today. It shows us the faithfulness of God along with an example of a godly leader whom God used greatly. Our chapter today is a difficult one to glean fruit from, but there is some there! Here is what the ESV Study Bible says on this chapter:
The building work is described, and the workers are named, section by section. The point of this account is to show that the people as a whole responded to Nehemiah’s challenge and believed that God would give them success. The description of the work demonstrates the concerted effort of the people.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia of the names and responsibilities of the people. But see that the point of this is to point us to God’s faithfulness in the midst of their given task. This is a great reminder to us to look for the faithfulness of God on a regular basis even in the details.
Do you have a habit of acknowledging the faithfulness of God in every circumstance?
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Apprentice