Restoring Glory: Unified in Purpose

Nehemiah 3

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Nehemiah 3 presents an idealized yet authentic account of the rebuilding of Zion’s walls. Instead of mentioning anything about external opposition or internal struggles, Nehemiah recounts the vigor of the people rebuilding the walls, gates, and houses of Jerusalem. The point of the account as a whole seems to be to present the unity of the people of God as they energetically participated in restoring Zion’s glory. This message explores the ethical and theological motives of this building project and applies it to the contemporary situation.