This post is Day 14 in a series of studies about “Separation”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Separation – Day 14
Sometimes separation results in solitude and danger. Nehemiah was supervising the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem and trying to prepare for all possibilities. He knew there were enemies trying to stop the work. Working alone or with just one or two others was not easy and could be dangerous.
The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!
Sometimes separation results in solitude and danger. Nehemiah was supervising the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem and trying to prepare for all possibilities. He knew there were enemies trying to stop the work, and he knew too that working alone or with just one or two others was not easy and could be dangerous, so his plan was that all the labourers could recognise the same sound meaning danger, and go immediately to help.
In our spiritual lives, it is not good to be separated from those who are working with us for the kingdom for any length of time. Yes there must be times of being alone with the Lord, but there are also times when we need others around to support, encourage and help. That’s why most churches have small groups. So we can learn together, but also call on each other when things seem more urgent.
Nehemiah formed a plan to protect those who were in difficulty.
It is God’s plan that we get to know Him as individuals, but that we work together with others to build His kingdom on the earth. Where two or three are gathered in my name… (Matthew 18:20). Do you need to pray with someone else today?
Praise God that He sees our difficulties, and our solitude, and provides the answers we need.
Praise Him for the teams who work together with the different churches in your area.
Pray for the right people to be there when you are in need of someone. Pray that you will be available to help others in their time of need.
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