Nehemiah asks for support

Nehemiah learns of the destruction of Jerusalem. He asks Artaxerxes for the resources to rebuild the city.



Nehemiah hears that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and that the surviving Jewish people were in great trouble and disgrace.

Nehemiah 1:3. They said to me, “The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”

Nehemiah mourns. He fasts and prays:

Nehemiah 1:4. When I heard these words, I sat down and wept, and mourned several days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,

Then Nehemiah leaps into action.

He approaches King Artaxerxes, who is a non-believer, and asks him to provide the resources to rebuild the wall.

Artaxerxes does what Nehemiah asked:

Nehemiah 2:8b. The king granted my requests, because of the good hand of my God on me.



In our day, people who teach us in the faith often need resources to help them accomplish their mission.

If they ask you for help, like Nehemiah asking Artaxerxes for help, will you support them?



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