The reconstruction of the wall of jerusalem
Nehemiah, a captive in Babylon was visited by Hanai. Nehemiah wanted to know the state of Jerusalem and her inhabitants. Nehemiah was told that the remnant of the land were in great trouble and shame. He was told that the gates and the walls were broken down and destroyed. This made Nehemiah sad and wept bitterly. He fasted and prayed for several days. He requested for his freedom from the king of Babylon. He was allowed to go. On his arrival in Jerusalem he delivered the King’s later to the governors of the provinces. In the letters, it was written that the materials needed by Nehemiah for the reconstruction of the city be supplied to him. The people started building the walls of Jerusalem Samballat and Tobaih opposed the reconstruction works.
Lessons to Learn from Nehemiah’s Action
- Nehemiah showed the spirit of love for his nation
- Nehemiah motivated his people into action
- Nehemiah’s faith in God was demonstrated through prayer and action.
Lesson to Learn from the Action of the Jews
- The commitment of the prominent Jews to rebuilding of their nation is worthy of emulation. These people occupied prominent positions in the government of the country where they were in exile but this didn’t make them forget their own country.
- Explain the reconstruction of the Jerusalem.
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