December 16, Reading 1 – Nehemiah 3

Reading

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SAA Notes

It is interesting to observe the sorts of people who built the wall as well as those who refused to do any of the work. The same sorts of people today are builders or not of the walls of the living Church – the people of our congregation. The heavenly Jerusalem has a great high wall – an unbreachable security. Revelation 21:12

SJA Notes

“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. Next to them …”

Look at all the different people that helped repair and build the gates and walls of Jerusalem!

Administrators, church ministers, metal workers, chemists, CEOs, neighbours, brothers, blue and white collar workers, and royalty.

And it is the same today.

We all make up God’s church, the heavenly building, living stones (1 Peter 2). We come from many different backgrounds, nationalities, situations and vocations.

All of this mix as a part of the building of God’s church!

Let us be encouraged to give to the Lord, wherever He has us, in whatever opportunity He provides – Give to Him of our time, energy and resources, and our love.

All good things that He has first given to us!

* God Above,

What a blessing it is to be a part of Your church, living stones being built up – Thank You for calling us!

Thank You Lord for saving us, our dead hearts made alive in Christ.

And thank You for giving us opportunity each day to reflect You, Your light, to bring glory to You, to bear Your Name well.

Please help us to take every opportunity. Please help us to be wise in Your wisdom.

Amen.

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