Thursday, September 27, 2007


Nehemiah 6 talks about the rebuilding of the wall. Five times the enemy sent messages to distract Nehemiah from that work, and five times the prophet stood his ground. Of his enemies, Nehemiah says:

They were all trying to frighten us,
thinking, "Their hands will get too weak for the work,
and it will not be completed."
But I prayed,
"Now strengthen my hands."
(verse 9)

How many times have you received the same message of discouragement? How many times will you have to stand your ground? Cry out to the Lord as many times as it takes, "Lord, strengthen my hands."

The enemy of our souls repeatedly sends disconcerting lies to distract us from the work at hand, but God is faithful to strengthen us so we will be able to stand against those messages of intimidation, according to I Cor. 10:13.

Claim it, for it is true:

God is faithful;
he will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear.
Food for thought: Nehemiah was rebuilding the temple wall, the wall around Jerusalem. If our physical bodies are "temples," per I Cor. 6:19, then what might be our "temple wall?"

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