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1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors. They consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel…

5 And next to them the Tekoites repaired, but their nobles would not stoop to serve their Lord…

8 Next to them Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, goldsmiths, repaired. Next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, repaired, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. 9 Next to them Rephaiah the son of Hur, ruler of half the district of Jerusalem, repaired. …

31 After him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, opposite the Muster Gate, and to the upper chamber of the corner. 32 And between the upper chamber of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants repaired.



  1. Nehemiah built the wall with division of labour. He first repaired the gate with help from different people: priests (v.5), goldsmiths, perfumers (v.8), rulers (v.9), merchants (v.32-32), and even their sons and daughters. Reflect when you serve God, are you like Nehemiah doing things according to priority, with planning and following the arrangement of church leaders?
  2. All the people of Jerusalem devoted themselves to the huge project of rebuilding the city wall. Similarly, the work of the church also requires the cooperation of all the members in order for the body of Christ to operate efficiently (cf. 2 Cor. 12:12-27). Today, God’s house needs you, but have you done your part? Reflect how you will choose a suitable role in serving God, offering you time, talent and money.



Ask God to give you wisdom to properly organize things so that you can do things step by step and not impulsively. Ask God to give you a humble heart so that you can be a good team player who follows instructions and arrangements, not for your own accomplishment but for the glory of God.



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