Today’s Reading: Nehemiah 1:1‐3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1‐24, Psalm 31:19‐24, Proverbs 21:4
Nehemiah 1:4 – As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
- Context: Nehemiah has just been told that the wall of Jerusalem has been broken down and the remnant there that survived the exile is in “great trouble and shame.”
- As soon as I heard these words:
- I sat down
- Wept and mourned
- for days
- Continued fasting and praying
- before the God of heaven
Nehemiah is known for being a man of action. He rebuilds the wall of Jerusalem in only 52 days. However, he didn’t act immediately.
Apply: I often try to respond to quickly. I need to allow morning in tough times and rejoicing in good times to drive me to God.
Is there something that has happened in your life that you need to weep, morn, fast and pray over? Have you let yourself sit down and do it?