Nehemiah #9: The Joy of the Lord Will Be Your Strength

We are often tempted to rest in structural changes thinking that since we have we have done ‘something’ that now we have ‘arrived.’  It’s true in Politics, Business, Sports, and also in the arena of faith.  Nehemiah knew that finishing the wall was never really the goal.  The goal was and will always be strengthening the people’s faith in God.  When the wall is finished he brings in another ‘builder’ named Ezra.  Ezra gather’s the people and reads to them the Word of God.  This is really the only thing that will give the people real protection in the world.