Rubble and bricks replaced Jerusalem’s fortified walls, and there seemed no imminent hope for the restoration of God’s people within God’s city. Hundreds of miles away, Nehemiah received this bleak news and wept. His reaction revealed his heart for God’s glory and his devotion to God’s people. Alistair Begg encourages us to consider when, if ever, we have wept for God’s glory or the predicament facing His people.
4As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
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