Securing Jerusalem's Future
Passage: Nehemiah 6:15–7:4
“Mission Accomplished” can be a premature statement in light of the ongoing and greater problems faced by the nation of Israel under Nehemiah’s leadership. The walls are completed, but the task of national security and prosperity are far from over. Nehemiah isn’t fooled with a false hope in completing the walls, he addresses additional concerns and needs for the nation in our Scripture today.
ICE BREAKER: What is something you have seen or heard of that could be called “a work of God” like the walls being completed in 52 days?
God humbles the people of the nations by His powerful work (Neh. 6:16); what is there in your testimony and life that humbles you before God; that amazes you about His mercy and grace?
Leadership is not a “lone ranger” position and process. Nehemiah chooses men to assist using two qualities (Neh. 7:2); what do they mean? Are those qualities consistent with God’s standards for church leaders (1 Tim. 3)?
Safety is always an issue in our lives; what does Nehemiah NOT do to protect the city (Neh. 7:3); why? What is the significance of shutting the doors through the night?
What measures have you taken to protect the spiritual life and heritage of your life and your family?
Safety is an ongoing concern for our missionary families; pray that they will not allow fear to frustrate their daily lives and work; that God would use their testimonies and life struggles for the gospel’s advance in the nations.
Monday: Nehemiah 1
Tuesday: Nehemiah 2
Wednesday: Nehemiah 3
Thursday: Nehemiah 4
Friday: Nehemiah 5
Saturday: Nehemiah 6:1-14
Sunday: Nehemiah 6:15 - 7:4