14 Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!”
Father, as I think on the life and times of Nehemiah I long for that kind of leadership today. His character, his courage and his counsel were invaluable for the hope and future of his people. He was truly a man who understood the challenges that confronted him, a man of encouragement. reminding his people who God is, and a man who inspired others by offering the motivation needed for defending what was most precious to them.
Father, in Nehemiah you have given us an example of true leadership that excels in having the right priorities of God, family and home security. Please Father raise up men like him for us. How we long for such noble leaders.
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