Daily Scripture & Questions
Nehemiah 5-7 What was the attack from within that almost derailed the mission (chapter 5)? How is Nehemiah’s response to the “invitations of the enemies” an example for us? Why is discouragement such a powerful tool in the hands of our enemies? Why is fear another powerful weapon against us? The list in chapter seven reminds us that God notes all of our labors and sacrifices for His glory. In what area of your life do you need to pray, “Oh, God, strengthen my hands”?
Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions
Read Nehemiah 6:1-9. What was Nehemiah’s response when his enemies tried to distract him (and probably tried to trap him)? Why was discouragement such a great danger to the mission of rebuilding the walls? Are you facing discouragement right now?
Biblical Prayer Focus
Psalm 86:11-13 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O LORD my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Living with a divided heart is a terrible thing. Ask the Lord to give you a united heart and a whole heart and the ability to glorify His name through your choices today. Ask this for those you pray for as well.