Wise Response

 Nehemiah 6:13 They were hoping to intimidate me and make me sin. Then they would be able to accuse and discredit me.

Praise God. Our oppositions are always there to distract us from our duties or focus.

While Nehemiah was rebuilding the torn down wall of Jerusalem, the enemies opposed the Rebuilding, Sanballat was very angry when he learned that they were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, Nehemiah 4:1.

 Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies found out that I had finished rebuilding the wall and that no gaps remained—though we had not yet set up the doors in the gates.

So Sanballat and Geshem sent a message asking me to meet them at one of the villages in the plain of Ono.But I realized they were plotting to harm me,

so I replied by sending this message to them: “I am engaged in a great work, so I can’t come. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you?”

Four times they sent the same message, and each time I gave the same reply.

The fifth time, Sanballat’s servant came with an open letter in his hand, and this is what it said:“There is a rumor among the surrounding nations, and Geshem tells me it is true, that you and the Jews are planning to rebel and that is why you are building the wall. According to his reports, you plan to be their king.

He also reports that you have appointed prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim about you, ‘Look! There is a king in Judah!’“You can be very sure that this report will get back to the king, so I suggest that you come and talk it over with me.”

I replied, “There is no truth in any part of your story. You are making up the whole thing.” Nehemiah 6:1-8.

Brethren I would want us to learn how to reply our enemies in a strict and calm way that will leave them speechless, Nehemiah’s response was great and he remained humble and focused, don’t lose your focus/duty because of your oppositions/oppressors. I pray God sees us through in this race in Jesus Christ Name.

While rebuilding your faith, relationship or believes don’t listen to  mockers.

G🌻🌻D M🌻RNING And God Bless You. Shalom.


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