Sunday Devotional: Nehemiah 4:15-20

When our enemies heard that it was known to us and that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each to his work.  From that day on, half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. And the leaders stood behind the whole house of Judah, who were building on the wall.  Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.  And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built.  The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.  And I said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “The work is great and widely spread, and we are separated on the wall, far from one another.  In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” (Nehemiah 4:15-20)

Nehemiah headed up the efforts to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem.  However, there were some discouraging times and there were forces trying to keep the Jews from rebuilding the wall.  But that didn’t stop the people.  Nehemiah and the people worked hard and defended the workers as they went about the work.  More importantly, they had God fighting for them and protecting them.

This week, there may be some discouraging times.  There may be those that are enemies that try and discourage the good work you’re doing.  Remember that you are not alone.  God is there to protect you and watch over you while you do the work He’s called you to do.  Be encouraged and keep fighting the good fight.

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