Nehemiah’s tender loving concern Neh. 1

Nehemiah, the Israelite born during captivity, works for king Artaxerxes of Persia. When one of his brothers, Hanani comes from Judah to visit him at
the palace, Nehemiah asks about the condition of Jerusalem and the situation of the Jewish people. After Nehemiah hears about that Jerusalem wall is broken down and it’s gates are burnt with fire and that people are in great trouble and disgrace, he weeps.

This is the primary characteristic of any man whom God uses. He has a concern for people and then God gives him a burden. If you want to serve God, begin with a concern for others. Nehemiah wept, mourned, fasted and prayed. That is the type of man whom God is looking for today. _ one who has a concern and a burden when he is sees his people in distress .

Nehemiah is a great example of a man who was absolutely selfless and who was concerned for the glory of God’s name alone. If we can be challenged to follow his example,God may be able to do something with our lives too.

Cynthia Sathiaraj