Sunday Recap - Feb. 25th
Nehemiah can see the work on the wall is almost done but the enemy, Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem still have not given up. They sent messengers to Nehemiah four times with the same invitation. And there is one more ploy by Nehemiah’s enemies to sabotage him. His enemies are smart because they know fear and intimidation can be powerful motivators to compromise good judgment and personal integrity.
Key Scriptures: “So the wall was completed…in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.” Nehemiah 6:14-16 (NIV)
Some Sunday takeaways on facing down opposition:
- Whenever you want to do something great for God, you will need to ask Him for strength because your strength will eventually run out.
- Whenever you want to do something great for God, your character and motives will be unjustly attacked.
- If you want to do something great for God, you must confront anything or anyone that will undermine the unity of God’s work.
- Whenever you want to do something great for God, you must have a holy discontent stirring inside of you that calls you to action.