Sometimes God’s people are attacked from the outside, but sometimes it comes from the inside – we exploit or look down on one another. This divides us and ruins our witness. The people in Nehemiah’s day are exploiting each other but Nehemiah challenges them to repent and they respond. The result is the praise of God and the people even more united, under a model leader who is driven by the fear of God and compassion for God’s people.
To listen to Mark Ventham preaching from Nehemiah chapters 5 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 2nd December 2012 use the link below.
Series: Nehemiah (2012)