Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2 Samuel 1:1-27; Micah 3:1-4:8; Romans 9:30-10:21

For the people had a mind to work. Nehemiah 4:6

Under Nehemiah’s leadership, God’s people divided into
52 work groups and completed the rebuilding of the walls of
Jerusalem in just 52 days. Many of the builders did not reside
in Jerusalem but helped for the common good. Others were not
trained stone workers or carpenters (such as goldsmiths, perfume makers
and women) but helped with the work nevertheless. They
faced danger of attack, exposure to the weather and back-breaking
effort. Yet they worked willingly and with a common purpose to
complete their God-given task. Today we should be both building
up ourselves in our most holy faith and seeking to build up our
churches for the glory of the Lord. —Paul Young

Standing together, moving as one;
We are God’s army, called to overcome. —Noel & Tricia Richards