In today’s society, there is always a looming threat of potential danger and a constant need to be vigilant. Whether its worrying about our health, the economy, our employment or the possibility of falling victim to crime... we have a lot to fear out & about in the world.
During his mission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah had to face the threat of violence, deal with internal conflict and not buckle under the immense pressure that must have come with a project of that immense scale. The breaches in the wall have been repaired, but the enemy has not given up. In chapter 6, we see Nehemiah having to rise up against an ever-present, ever-changing rival.