One of my favorite books of the Bible is the book of Nehemiah. And one of my favorite verses of the Bible is Nehemiah chapter six, verse three.
“. . . So I replied by sending this message: ‘I am engaged in a great work, so I can’t come. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you?’ ” – Nehemiah 6:3 (NLT)
In other words, I’m doing a great work, so I can’t come.
I. THE STORY OF NEHEMIAH
Nehemiah is the great story of a servant to a King who is allowed to travel to the city of Jerusalem and performs the amazing work of rebuilding the walls all the way around the city in only 52 days! Nehemiah is typically listed as one of the main “management” or “leadership” books of the Bible because of Nehemiah’s ability to have vision for what he wanted to do, then mobilize and lead people toward that vision.