Nehemiah: Finances & the Fear of God

Nehemiah 5:1-19

When it comes to warfare, the largest and most intimidating threats typically are external ones – nations or groups of people from the outside who seek to harm or conquer. But threats from within can be just as serious, as those who’ve been bound together in their war efforts can be tempted to start seeing each other as the enemy and begin fighting against their brothers in arms. This is precisely what takes place in Nehemiah 5. Nehemiah had led a strong resistance effort against the enemies outside Jerusalem, but now we’ll see him having to put out relational fires inside the city to keep his people from devouring each other. What caused this breaking of ranks, and how might we be vulnerable to similar temptations today as God’s people? Join us to find out!