January Wk (5)– Perseverance
Nehemiah 6:1-4 NLT
Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies found out that I had finished rebuilding the wall and that no gaps remained—though we had not yet set up the doors in the gates. So Sanballat and Geshem sent a message asking me to meet them at one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But I realized they were plotting to harm me, so I replied by sending this message to them: “I am engaged in a great work [about my Father’s business], so I [will not] come [down]. Why should I stop working for my Father to come [down] and meet with you?” Four times they sent the same message, and each time I gave the same reply.
Posted by Rev. Bonita A. Benson