Nehemiah 7:1 “Then it was, when the wall was built and I had hung the doors, when the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,”
With Nehemiah leading the charge, each Israelite gave, served and worked toward the common good of rebuilding the wall. This was a large task, but it had huge benefits. Unfortunately, the common good in many places has been replaced by the unholy trinity of ‘me, myself and I’. Not what can we do together, but what can the church do for me. If the church doesn’t do for me, no matter how much common good they do, I am outta there. That is selfish and unbiblical.
God never intended for us to run from hard work. Instead, He calls us to do the hard things like loving our enemies, serving those in need and submitting to authority. This is our responsibility in our local churches and in the world at large. We are a people of service and of sacrifice. Let’s follow our Lord, Jesus, and look for opportunities to do the hard things for those around us today!
Life Lesson: We should serve in whatever capacity or door the Lord opens.
Thank You for another day to serve You and others. Open up opportunities for me to share Your love in word and in deed. Give me Your eyes to see those in need and equip my hands and feet to act on Your Spirit’s guidance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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