Recap: Nehemiah rallied God’s people together to protect them from external and internal threats.
- Whenever God’s people make progress on His plans, antagonists will inevitably harass them (6:1-2).
- Distractions seek to sideline God’s people from God’s work (6:3-4).
- When others spread lies, simply deliver the truth and keep moving forward (6:5-8).
- Following God amid opposition is exhausting, so His people must rely on Him for endurance (6:9).
- Don’t trust a prophet if he’s funded by a politician (6:10-13).
- Surrender your right to retaliate, and trust God to do what is necessary (6:14).
- God’s people should undertake such tasks that the only way they can succeed is by God’s help (6:15-19).
- Fear – Remember that any force attempting to intimidate you cannot bully God.
- Falsehood – You’re responsible for sharing the truth but aren’t accountable for others believing it.
- Force – Beware influencers with unbiblical messages and improper motives.
When we’re tempted to slow progress, we must hone in on God’s Word and ignore other voices.