TUESDAY March 21, 2017
A Tremendous Work
Moreover Jehoiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors, with its bolts and bars. And next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite, Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and Mizpah, repaired the residence of the governor of the region beyond the River. - Nehemiah 3:6-7
Nehemiah, Chapter 3 contains one of the most detailed descriptions of Jerusalem in the entire Bible. If you pay close attention you will notice how Nehemiah described the walls, gates and towers that make up the whole city in detail. Jerusalem becomes so picturesque when you study each one of these areas. Interestingly each gate symbolizes something. Even today the Jews in Israel continue to do their business at the city’s gates––amazing!
As we examine this tremendous work of God, it really reflects the phenomenal, organizational skills of Nehemiah. Many people who looked at the city’s devastation may have thought, “Can anything good come out of all this mess?” But somebody had a vision––Nehemiah.
Often our lives can become such a mess, people may stare and think there is no possible way this person can rebuild their life––they are done. But God can take a broken life and restore a person––fully and completely. God can do a tremdous work in our lives as He builds us spiritually–– He beautifies us. Psalm 90:17 tells us: And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.
Is your life in a mess? The answer to your distress is to ask the Lord to rebuild your life––so He can use your hands to build His kingdom.
For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
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