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.
Nehemiah and company are in the middle of rebuilding. They started with zeal and were re-invigorated by prayer and their leader’s encouragement. Now they are at “hump day”. They are getting weary and the enemy is plotting against them.
Now is the time to pull together. Nehemiah refocuses them.
- Do not give in to fear
- Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome.
- Be ready to fight for your people, your family and your homes.
- Take notice that it is God who has revealed the plot of our enemies and they know it. Our God will fight for us.”
- Here’s our new strategy: We need to work and protect ourselves. We are in this together and we need to have each other’s back.
Again the people rally.
Nehemiah’s message is for every weary worn warrior of the faith, isn’t it? When the rubble still seems deep and the opposition seems loud we are not to quit. We are to support each other and trust “our God will fight for us.”