Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Man With Soul Fire

Then I came to the governors of the province Beyond the River and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent with me officers of the army and horsemen. But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant heard this, it displeased them greatly that someone had come to seek the welfare of the people of Israel. Nehemiah 2:9-10 ESV

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord  a you will receive the inheritance as your reward.  You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24 ESV

Everything looked dark before Nehemiah. The walls were broken down. There was not a man of influence among the people, not a man of culture or a man of wealth. The nations all around were looking down upon these weak, feeble Jews. So it is in many churches today, the walls are down, and people say it is no use, and their hands drop down by their side. Everything seemed against Nehemiah, but he was a man who had the fire of God in his soul; he had come to build the walls of Jerusalem. If you could have bored a hole into his head, you would have found “Jerusalem” stamped on his brain. If you could have looked into his heart you would have found “Jerusalem” there. He was a fanatic; he was terribly in earnest; he was an enthusiast. I like to see a man take up some one thing and say, “I will do it; I live for this thing; this one thing I am bound to do.” We spread out so much, and try to do so many things, that the world never hears of us. (Source: Moody, Dwight Lyman. Men of the Bible)  

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