Nehemiah 2 Devotional Commentary

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Nehemiah 2:4

Nehemiah was a Jewish exile who lived in the Persian city of Suza. He held the responsible position of cupbearer to the king, but Nehemiah was a man of God, who was also a man of prayer. He gives us some wonderful insights into powerful, prolonged, and effective prayer, "for the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."

When the news reached his ears from the remnant in Israel, that the walls read more...

Nehemiah 2:12

Trusting in the power of God and His faithfulness towards His people, together with a dedicated prayer life, is often the process God uses in forwarding His own plans and purposes for the redemption of His people. Nehemiah is a man who combined his active confidence in God with humble intercession and purposeful planning. The Lord often combines His divine work with human plans in forwarding His perfect will, when they are birthed in prayer - for the effective read more...

Nehemiah 2:18

Nehemiah, a Jewish descendant of Babylonian exiles, had earned the trusted position of cupbearer to King Artaxerxes of Persia. Having received news from certain returnees to Jerusalem, that the city walls and gates remained dilapidated and broken, and the morale of the people was low, he became deeply distressed.

Nehemiah fasted and prayed fervently to the Lord about the sorry state of his ancestral home. The dejected countenance read more...