Written by Braxton Pugh
The rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls was a major project. Nehemiah knew that the moment he asked King Artaxerxes. Nehemiah knew that he wouldn’t be able to rebuild the walls alone. So when he arrived in Jerusalem, he recruited the people who would be doing the work. In Nehemiah 3, we see all of the people who are rebuilding the walls. We see priests, salesmen, and nobles. We see young, old, male and female. We see forty different groups of people putting their efforts into building the wall plus other support groups that provided food and water. Nehemiah knew that to rebuild the walls, he would need to bring together the entire community of Jerusalem. Everyone would need to pitch in to help, everyone needed a role. Otherwise, the work would never get done.
Today is no different. As we go about rebuilding God’s kingdom, we need to come together a body of believers. We need to work together, regardless of age, gender, race, or job. We are all part of God’s church; we all have the same goal. If we allow our differences to separate us, the work will never get done. So let’s work together as the united body of Christ in rebuilding God’s kingdom.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.