Lessons from Nehemiah
Nehemiah's handling of the situation over the selfishness and greed of some of the Jewish leaders and officials in Nehemiah 5:1-13 is an excellent example for christians today.
Although he was angry (and justifiably so) he took time to reflect on the problem, and them boldly challenged the ones
doing wrong. He was able to do this because his conscience
was clear and he honoured God...Neh 5:14-15.
Today this still applies. If we have unconfessed sin in our
lives we have no right to correct others.....Matt 7:3-5.
We need to follow his example and speak out about issues
that are not pleasing to God.
In Neh 5:14-18 Nehemiah sets an excellent example of how christians should be living, even today. He didn't bother about material gains but got on with the work God had given him to do. His door was open to anyone looking for a meal. How many of us are like this today?
Nehemiah, in chapter 6:3 wasn't going to let anything
interrupt the Lord's work....do we?
When he received an unsealed letter in which everything stated was untrue, he boldly challenged the sender, via the messenger, stating that "...you have made it all up.."Neh 6:8
A group of men tried to frighten and intimidate the Jews into stopping work - and what did Nehemiah do - HE PRAYED - God Make Me Strong!
Today when Satan is trying to stop us from doing the Lord's work we need to pray and ask for the protection of the Lord and for the strength we need to continue with the work.
In him I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
Nehemiah was told of a threat on his life and told to run
and hide, he resolutely stood his ground......Neh