Nehemiah 4:1-2 ” When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, ‘What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble – burned as they are?’ “

Jerusalem lie in ruins, reduced to rubble, its walls broken down, its gates burned by fire…but the gracious hand of the Lord was on Nehemiah to rebuild the city. But as soon as reconstruction commenced so did the opposition. Sanballat was a Samaritan who openly mocked and scoffed Nehemiah – certain that what Nehemiah started he’d be unable to finish – but Sanballat completely underestimated the power of God. And try as he might, Sanballat was unable to stop the progress…despite all his false reports and threats, they failed to stop the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Which shows us that no one can stop God, or as Proverbs 46:10 says, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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