“And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14
Nehemiah and the Israelites were rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, and their enemies were doing everything they could to discourage them and stop the work. Nehemiah gave them specific instructions on what they were to do to counteract this.
First, he told them not to be afraid, because the Lord was with them. Secondly, they were to remember all that the Lord had done for them in the past, and thirdly, they were to fight for their families.
As we near the time of Christ’s coming, it seems that things are getting worse and worse in this world. The enemy would like to get us to throw in the towel and forget about living for the Lord. But we have nothing to fear, the Lord is on our side. We thank Him for His victories in the past, and we stand firm in our faith, knowing that the salvation of our families and friends depend upon us doing so.
Prayer: Lord, as your coming draws nearer, help us to ever stand firm in our faith, and not fear the enemy.
Devotion by Anne Johnston