When God has given us a goal, it is not always easy sailing. What stands in our way? Opposition. It can be internal (doubt, it is too difficult, etc) or external (such as riducle, threads, or physical violence).
In Nehemiah 2-4, the Jews faced opposition from Sanballat and other enemies by both ridicule and then physical threats. Nehemiah responds with prayer and action.
Has God called you to do something? What stands in your way? How does Nehemiah's response change yours?
In each of the three passages this week, notice there is:
1. An influence from the enemy
2. A response by Nehemiah or the Jews