In our final lesson from Nehemiah, we see the desperate tactic of distraction used against God's work. Read carefully Nehemiah 6:10-14. The prophet Shemaiah informed Nehemiah that the enemies were plotting to kill him and that he should seek refuge in the temple. Nehemiah realized that "God had not sent him". How did Nehemiah realize this?
When someone gives us "advice", how do we discern if it is from God or if it is just something to distract us from our mission?