In the opening of Nehemiah, we discover that God had a plan for His people and He had a man chosen to do His work. Learning from Nehemiah, we can establish building blocks within church ministry to care for God’s people and purposes. While our work is different, we must respond to the urgent work of the Gospel. Alistair Begg teaches that as in Nehemiah’s day, God uses ordinary individuals placed in strategic positions to accomplish His purposes.
1The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah.
Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, 2that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem. 3And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.”
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