Synopsis Nehemiah 3:5-16 7/13/2020
Under Nehemiah’s leadership, the Jews began rebuilding Jerusalem. Accordingly, it was a coordinated effort. And unlike past efforts to fortify the city, volunteers provided the labor.
The vision of rebuilding and restoring Jerusalem coalesced the Jews into action. Especially those living in and around Jerusalem. As a result, the people worked together to accomplish this extraordinary vision.
Collaboration and Community
There is, of course, a difference between a community and a collection of people. Common purpose binds a community together. So it follows that coordinated, collaborative action is the evidence of authentic community.
“Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” John 6:27