Chasing Rabbits

Mike continues his lesson on the book of Nehemiah, preaching from Nehemiah 6.

As he leads the efforts to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah simply refuses to “see” the obstacles, to acknowledge the very real obstacles that exist.

He refuses to give fear a foothold. From Nehemiah 6:9:  “They were all trying to frighten us, thinking ‘Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.'”

What has that got to do with chasing rabbits?

Perhaps it is obvious, but distractions (rabbits) – things like fear, and other people’s opinions, and many other things – often prevent us from successfully rebuilding our walls.

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lordand who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”

Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)