Rebuilding The Walls


The prophet Nehemiah shares an incredible story about the Israelites rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem under great opposition. It reminds me of the many walls we build in our own lives, the ones constructed to protect us and the ones constructed to guide us. Yet, some walls provide a false confidence, evidenced by their level of vulnerability to pressure from external forces. What has become most meaningful for me in the Nehemiah story is that fortified with the Word of God, we too can and should rebuild those walls. Particularly when the opposition to rebuild is at its greatest, I believe the reward in Christ is even greater. Much like the walls of Jerusalem to the Israelites, anything that is important to who we are in Christ is always worth rebuilding.

Nehemiah 4:1-23  So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart. 

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