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Hello, God has given me something in Nehemiah 2:20 which says,

“I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.” “

Nehemiah: Nehemiah went up to Jerusalem and started inspecting it. He eventually told the people basically that he was going to rebuild Jerusalem. They agreed and helped build. But three people, Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem, ridiculed them. The verse above was Nehemiah’s reply. He said that they were God’s servants, but that they had no share in Jerusalem, or any claim or historic right to it. Nehemiah and his helpers were God’s servants.

Christians: Christians are servants to the living God! That may sound like we are working because if we don’t we might be killed or that we are working tirelessly day and night with no mercy on us. But that’s quite the opposite. We spread the Good news of the Gospel, because Jesus died for us. We want to work. Faith without works is dead (James 2:17). He loves/loved us, so we want to work. Why not come, and experience the joy of being His servant? He will save and love you too, so why not come?

What to do: Here is one thing, in application to the verse in Nehemiah, that we are to do as Christians: Build up the church of God. We should encourage our fellow servants. If one of them stumbles and falls, we help him up again and continue our good work. If we fall, we should look to a fellow brother, and servant, for help, as well as our guide-book, the Bible. A true servant would help the other, and pray with Him. Build up the church, and encourage your fellow servants, and brothers.

God: God is almighty, and powerful. He is loving. He has made us His servants! Thank Him! Give thanks with a grateful heart. He gave His own son, that we might be able to be His servants, and come to His feet, and go to heaven. Love Him with all your heart, because He is so loving, and kind. He is the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. He rules over us, but not as an all angry king. He loves us, and gave His own son for us. Thank You, Lord! Jesus gave His own life for us! Thank You, Jesus!

Application: How does Nehemiah 2:20 apply to our lives? Nehemiah told those who were ridiculing them, that they were servants of God. We are servants of God, and only believers will inherit the kingdom of Christ. Those who were ridiculing them were told that they did not have any claim or historic right to Jerusalem. Unbelievers have no way to enter the new Jerusalem, or heaven. We can, because we are God’s servants. We can enter heaven, but only through Christ, not all by our good works. Jesus opened a way for us to go to heaven! Thank You, Jesus!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son for us. Thank You for loving us so much. I pray that I would draw close to You. Please help me to be a good servant for You. Help me to love You more, and look to You, and to the Cross. Please strengthen me, and make me more like You. Please help me to grow in You. Please send a revival, and also strengthen other believers, and new believers all over the world. Thank You for making me Your child. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Faith without works, James 2:17,

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Beginning verse, Nehemiah 2:20,

“I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.” “

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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