In chapter 8 of Nehemiah we continue to see the progress of Nehemiah’s focus from Building Mode to Maintaining Mode. Here are a few key thoughts the guys and I learned this past Friday:
Nehemiah directs the recognition towards God (8:9-10).
The people had seen how God had been rebuilt the wall, they began to feel guilty and weep. Nehemiah reminded them that it was a glorious and awesome thing that God had done for them, and they should celebrate it. He mentions the words “Lord” or “God” four times in verses 9 and 10 (NLT) showing the people that God was surely in charge of this great work which had been accomplished.