This Sunday, we continue the wisdom-soaked story of Nehemiah rebuilding the city of Jerusalem. Surprisingly, the construction work is completed in chapter 6, but the process of rebuilding and restoring the city isn’t.
Nehemiah leads the people in a time of celebration and rejoicing, which makes perfect sense to us. But, what he does next is shocking. It’s the last thing we ever want to do—but this part we would avoid is the most crucial part of the rebuild.