Today’s exhortation – God will fight for us!
The bible sometimes speaks to us in pictures and the following story offers us a picture of what happens when we try to rebuild our lives and what we must do to keep going. I would say that over the last month, God has been helping us rebuild our lives through various aspects of inner healing and we must recognise that our enemies which is the devil, demons and even people may try and stop us rebuilding and so we’ve to be on our guard! This story below refers to a time of rebuilding God’s temple and the walls of Jerusalem after a time God’s people being in exile. God’s peoples enemies plotted to come and attack them to stop the rebuilding and the bible says that when God’s people heard of their enemies plots, their leader said to them, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”” (Nehemiah 4:14)
However the people didn’t just believe, what they also did according to the bible was this, those “who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked….” Nehemiah 4:17-18). The lesson for us is that first of all we must not be afraid because our God is great and awesome and fights for us. Then, we must also keep going and not be intimidated. We must arm ourselves with our swords(the word of God) to fight off any possible attacks. Finally we must hold fast our confidence and having done all to keep going, believe like like the people did that – “…Our God will fight for us!”” (Nehemiah 4:20). Amen!