2020 Day 269 – Nehemiah 1-4 and Psalms 86

2020 Day 269 – Nehemiah 1-4 and Psalms 86

As the Jews were rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem, some opposition arose against them.  “And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it.” (Nehemiah 4:8)  In the next verse we read of the two things the Jews did as soon as they found out about the opposition to their work.  “And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.” (Nehemiah 4:9)  This is a great example to us all.  When trouble arose, they prayed and they also put forth the effort to try and protect themselves.  We must have faith in God’s ability to answer our prayers, but we also must be willing to put in the work that needs to be done.  If we are striving to do His will, those prayers will be answered with what He knows is best.  “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)

Today’s reading: Nehemiah 1-4 and Psalms 86

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