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Powered by 4 - February 22, 2018

Lessons from Nehemiah

Today's reading: Nehemiah 1-13

Thank you for reading through and considering Nehemiah with me for the past few weeks. I hope you enjoyed this Book and learned much from it. Before moving on, let's take today to look back over this rich story and consider some of the valuable lessons we found in it.

One of my favorite passages from this account is where Nehemiah encourages the people to continue working after encountering opposition from Tobiah and Sanballat and learning of their plan to attack. Nehemiah's words in verse 14 are powerful, encouraging and motivating. "And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, 'Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.'"

The lesson on leadership that stood out for me was Nehemiah's perseverance no matter what he encountered. Through it all, he kept his eyes on God, trusting and seeking His counsel.

What was your favorite chapter, scene and/or message from Nehemiah, and why? What was one lesson on leading you learned from this Book? How did Nehemiah's example encourage or motivate you? Tami

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