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Bible Notes

Nehemiah 3:1-5 (11.04.24)

Model by Kate and Karen*

Nehemiah 3:1-5
1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zakkur son of Imri built next to them.
3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place. 4 Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section. Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him Zadok son of Baana also made repairs. 5 The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.

Yesterday we thought about Nehemiah’s prayers about rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. In today’s reading the work has started. What is immediately obvious is how everybody is playing their part. The work has been divided amongst them and they’re all getting stuck in. Let’s pray that if God says the plans we have are the right way to go, that we would be able to identify the right people for the right jobs, including church members, volunteers and contractors, and that we would all get stuck in!

Father, as your plans unfurl in the coming days, please show us how we can be involved and help us to work effectively and in unity.

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