Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ya, It's Kosher

Walls are built with bricks!

The Bible

Nehemiah 6.9

They were just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work. So I continued the work with even greater determination. --NLT


I just read the book of Nehemiah. If you plan to do something like that, I suggest you use the YouVersion app or something like that. I was able to have the program read the passages to me. It really helps when you encounter one of those chapters that list name after name.

Grant me perspicacity

I came across this passage referring to the opposition to the rebuilding of the wall & it really struck me. I am amazed at the wisdom which Nehemiah held. His wisdom was on display throughout the book, but this particular instance is pungent.

If I were Nehemiah, I would have over-thought the situation & probably ended up taking the easy route (give up). I would have considered the plausibility of the opposition being a warning from the Lord that I was in the wrong. I would have repented of my good deeds & vowed to stop doing them. But not Nehemiah.

Nehemiah could see right through those serpents. No doubt, it helped that he was steady & secure in the fact that he was a) doing God's work with b) the King's consent, but what wisdom to calmly reassure those around him that their activity was kosher.

I only pray that God grants me that kind of discernment as I seek to follow Him.

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