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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.
Nehemiah led a contingency of Jewish exiles in the reconstruction of the broken-down walls of Jerusalem. This chapter recounts the workers and what they accomplished by name. If not by name, then groups were mentioned, like “Perfume-Makers” and “Levites.” One man’s “Daughters” are mentioned. “Temple Servants,” “Priests,” “Goldsmiths,” and “Merchants” were all mentioned with commendation … except this one group. “The Nobles.” They weren’t willing to put their shoulders to the work because they didn’t approve of the supervisors allotted to them.
There always seems to be a group of “Nobles” or a single “Noble” who gets thrown into whatever Mix is trying to Fix the MESS. I’m not sure that this group of “Nobles” believed their actions, centered on their “Bad Attitudes,” would ever make it into the annals of history for the entire world to see. But there it is as clear as day. At a time when the Jewish exiles just needed everyone to be on board for this all-important mission … The Nobles just could not agree. They were TOO good to have to take orders from some dumb supervisors. Always remember … Victory is won in the trenches when there’s more to gain TOGETHER than there is by standing for something ALONE. As far as “The Nobles” are concerned, all I can say is … “If You’re TOO Big To Serve … You’re TOO Small To Lead.”
Whoever You place over me today to help direct my traffic, let me be their YES man! Amen