In The End, Go With Who You Know

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Nehemiah 7:2

I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do.


Once Nehemiah had finished building the wall around Jerusalem, he had to place leaders in Jerusalem he could trust. One of them was his brother, Hanani, and the other was Hananiah, who was the head of the fortress that guarded Jerusalem against outside attack. Of course, this made tremendous sense, since when it comes to placing leaders in good positions, “In The End, Go With Who You Know.”


Can you imagine what would have happened to all of their hard work if Nehemiah was only there to do his job and not worry about what would follow? Yet today, I run into so many people who never seem to see the big picture. They know what they’re supposed to do, and that’s really all they care about. They’re there to do a job, get it done, and go home. But Nehemiah was very concerned that the work they had accomplished in an unheard-of 52 days would not endure. He looked at the bigger picture and knew they would need to be left with good leaders when he was gone. So, he went with people he knew well. He placed his brother and the head (GENERAL) of the citadel in Jerusalem as the local leaders. Why? Because he knew who they were and what they would be able to accomplish. When it’s your turn to place people in leadership, “In The End, Go With Who You Know.”


Dear Jesus,

Thank You for always giving us people to place in leadership that we have known and know they will do their absolute best. When it comes to delegating positions, You taught me a long time ago to “Go With Who I Already Know.” Amen

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