Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Nehemiah 4:6, which says,

So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

Diligent determination in the face of extreme opposition is that which pleases the LORD, and proves that we are genuinely devoted to God and His work.

Nehemiah and the Children of Israel were facing extreme hostility from the haters of God’s people. They were in the process of rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem that had been destroyed by the Babylonians during the exile of Judah. In the face of the opposition, Nehemiah and the workers did not shrink back from the task of rebuilding the wall because of their threats. They knew the work they were doing honored the LORD. It is with the same determination that we must have when we are doing the work God has called us to.

There are too many who when they feel any type of resistance, quit. They neglect to know that it is our responsibility to stand up and keep doing God’s will in spite of the threats that come from enemies of the cross. I encourage everyone to stay committed to the cause of Christ. The LORD is faithful. He will not fail us nor Himself!

Pastor James Moore, Jr.