Nehemiah saw a potential problem. He does not wait for it to manifest but instead proactively takes an action. The grandson of the High Priest is chased away. What are the things you need to chase away? Which friends do you need to chase away? Which workers do you need to chase away? It does seem wicked, doesn’t it … why would Nehemiah be so brutal on this minor issue? But alliances are not minor matters … they are matters of serious gravity. Sanballat has another way of bringing havoc to the endeavors of Nehemiah …through the family of the High Priest who has already shown he is partial to the interests of Sanballat. Which of your facebook friends do you need to chase away? As you lead, be sensitive to the people you permit to share the space around you … pray for God to reveal alliances with hell so you can take necessary action. There are times to be subtle, there are times to act immediately albeit even abruptly.
The Bible warns us to flee youthful lusts … be also watchful concerning your family and marriage … certain relationships have to be cut off to avoid future trouble. Be wise. Take strong action.
Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
Job 20:6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
Job 20:7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
Job 20:8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 68:2; Psalm 143:9
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders know how to break toxic relationships
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, open my eyes to see the alliances set up to hurt me and the grace to take the needed action.
As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts. I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.
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