Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.
After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel. From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.
And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants. (Neh 3:1, 5, 27-28, 32)
Though this list of the work which was done may not be exhaustive, it does reveal the integrity and consistency of those who worked on the city walls. They were determined to repair the city of God and to rebuild that which had been torn down. They knew that God had restored them to the land and that He was with them in this work. With the blessing of God and the permission of the king, they turned to the work and had great success as recorded here.
God has work for us to do. He has called us, not to change the culture through social justice, but to change hearts through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has called us to rebuild relationships, not through overused pet programs or our plans, but through the ministry, missions, and discipleship from the Scriptures. We must be as the men of Nehemiah’s day and encouraged to the work, standing in the strength of the Lord, and not as the nobles, letting others work for us.
God’s will for His people is for us to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides, with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that others may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.