- The enemies of God’s people attempted to stop them physically by breaking them down mentally (1-3).
- Nehemiah took revenge out of his own hands and placed them into God’s hands through prayer (4-5).
- Nehemiah was confident enough to pray but cautious enough to protect (6-9).
- Discouragement can come for the people of God from those inside, outside, or beside (10-12).
- To incite workers to become warriors, Nehemiah used their families as motivation (13-14).
- God’s people collectively made any adjustments necessary to ensure that God’s work continued (15-23).
- We reveal the level of our maturity in how we respond to opposition with our prayers and perseverance.
- If you want to protect your family, you must defend against outside threats and restore what’s broken down.
- Don’t allow concerns about your enemy to overshadow confidence in your God.
When forces oppose God’s work around you, that means you’re doing something right and must keep going.