Submitted by George Stonehouse on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 17:00
It is inevitable that any time of change has its consequences and often a time of crisis follows. Most of us don’t like change, especially if it means that things will be different, or that the change will require hard work and be more demanding of us. The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah’s leadership no doubt seemed a good idea, but it had some unforeseen consequences that tested both the people and the quality of his leadership. His dependence on God, the wisdom shown in his leadership, and his willingness to confront those who exploited the people took them through the crisis and eventually to a glorious revival. Pray for all leaders that their leadership will reflect something of the leadership of Nehemiah.
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