Stay the Course: Nehemiah 4
Be Prepared for Setbacks: Nehemiah 4:1-6
Sanballat and his friends react to Nehemiah's determination.
Refine and Refocus: Nehemiah 4
Verse 15 shows the results of Nehemiah’s prayer and action. When the enemies realized they could not surprise the Jews, their plot withered away because “God had frustrated it.” Again, Nehemiah gave God the credit. God used Nehemiah’s faith and leadership, but it was God who brought success (Phil 2:13). So they “all returned to the wall.” It was necessary to sacrifice some time and effort to confront the crisis, but Nehemiah never took his eyes off the goal.