They that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. Isaiah 58:12.
I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? Nehemiah 6:3. Nehemiah was chosen by God because he was willing to cooperate with
Our God shall fight for us. Nehemiah 4:20. The restoration of the defenses of Jerusalem did not go forward unhindered. Satan was working to stir up opposition, and bring discouragement…. But taunts and ridicule, opposition and threats, seemed only to
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me … and they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work. Nehemiah 2:18. With sorrow-stricken heart, the
It pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time. Nehemiah 2:6. While Nehemiah implored the help of God, he did not fold his own hands, feeling that he had no more care or responsibility in the
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, … and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Nehemiah 1:11. Nehemiah,