Topic: Build To His Glory [DCLM Daily Manna Monday April 30, 2018]
Text: Nehemiah 3:1-5 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel” (Nehemiah 3:1).
A United States of America’s ex-president once remarked: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character give him power”. It is either such power intoxicates and does more harm than good or it is wisely applied for the greatest good of the greatest number.
Nehemiah worked in Shushan as a personal assistant to the king of the vast Medo-persian Empire. When he heard that the wall of Jerusalem was broken down, he was very sad and wanted to do something about it. He obtained permission from the king and proceeded to Jerusalem to be personally involved in the work. Jerusalem was a large city with an equally vast network of roads. In times of peace, the city gates were a scene of series of activities especially with the fish market right by the gate.
The volume of work required that everyone was to be involved. However, the Tekoites were not committed to the great work; they were wilfully indifferent. They watched their colleagues work tirelessly to rebuild the walls but preferred to be indifferent about the building of the wall. Are there not such people in the nation, church and family who prefer to do nothing while others are at their duty posts?
The Scripture enjoins that “whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might”. There is work for everyone in the church or even in the nation. Idle hands, who watch while others work, may in the end discover that they were not wise after all. For those of us who work for God, it is certain that our work for the Lord will be rewarded in due time (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Thought For The Day: Many hands make the work light.
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalms 102-104
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