Jerusalem’s walls were broken, but more than that, the people were scattered and living without the foundation of their faith. It was time for a cultural, spiritual, and physical rebuilding for the people of Israel. Nehemiah was the one to lead them out of discouragement and displacement.
As we see Nehemiah’s leadership, we will see how the private and public lives of God’s children are renewed and proclaim a clear Gospel message to the people around them. Despite opposition and personal neglect, we can always point ourselves and others back to God.