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  • Alan Fong

Fighting Tooth and Nail

Today’s Verse:

So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. ~Nehemiah 4:6

I am thankful that the founding fathers of America were men who paid the price for this nation to be free of tyrannical rule. Men like Patrick Henry, John Hancock, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin were filled with determination to give everything, including their lives, for freedom. You might say that these men decided to “fight tooth and nail” so this country and its people would be free. In our devotion this morning, we see an exciting example of another man and true patriots who were willing to fight tooth and nail for something they believed in. We see Nehemiah and the Jews at Jerusalem, united together for the rebuilding of the city walls. We see how an important purpose and cause rallied a once-indifferent people together to prove they would get it done.

We see the scornful RIDICULE. Nehemiah and the people had rebuilt the gates of the wall and started rebuilding the walls. Just as they started on the walls, they received strong opposition from people who did not want this wall rebuilt. “And [Sanballat] spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacr