Nehemiah’s first application was to God, that he might have the fuller confidence in his application to the king.
Our best pleas in prayer are taken from the promise of God, the word on which he has caused us to hope.
Other means must be used, but the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails most.
Communion with God will best prepare us for our dealings with men. When we have intrusted our concerns to God, the mind is set at liberty; it feels satisfaction and composure, and difficulties vanish.
We know that if the affair be hurtful, he can easily hinder it; and if it be good for us, he can as easily forward it.
There are abundant mercies in God, not only forgiveness, but forgivenesses.
Here are pleaded the reproach God’s people was under, and the ruins God’s sanctuary was in.
Sin is a reproach to any people, especially to God’s people.
The desolations of the sanctuary are grief to all the saints. Here is an earnest request to God to restore the poor captive Jews to their former enjoyments.
O Lord, hearken and do. Not hearken and speak only, but hearken and do; do that for us which none else can do; and defer not.
Here are several pleas and arguments to enforce the petitions.
Do it for the Lord Christ’s sake; Christ is the Lord of all.
And for his sake God causes his face to shine upon sinners when they repent, and turn to him.
In all our prayers this must be our plea, we must make mention of his righteousness, even of his only.
The humble, fervent, believing earnestness of this prayer should ever be followed by us.
Remember, these articles are given as warnings from a humble servant as God’s Watchman bringing His warnings to the flock of impending dangers. I pray for all to be covered with Yeshua’s blessings. Be at peace and in faith as you journey forward doing God’s calling and work. As Yeshua said, be as wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove. Times are now, we must all be aware of our surroundings, and who it is we are dealing with. “And Yeshua through the Holy Spirit said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”