Christian Devotional – January 11, 2020

Day 11 – Everyone was involved. Everyone. Read Nehemiah 3:6-12.

Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars. Next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, also made repairs for the official seat of the governor of the province beyond the River. Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah of the goldsmiths made repairs. And next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, made repairs, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. Next to them Rephaiah the son of Hur, the official of half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs. Next to them Jedaiah the son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house. And next to him Hattush the son of Hashabneiah made repairs. Malchijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab repaired another section and the Tower of Furnaces. Next to him Shallum the son of Hallohesh, the official of half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs, he and his daughters.
Nehemiah 3:6‭-‬12 NASB

Everyone was involved. When there is work that God wants to do, He gets everyone involved. It didn’t matter their profession, or what they usually did, it only mattered what they could do and were willing to do. God was able to use them all. Even a man and his daughters. Can you imagine how odd that must have looked at that time to see a man doing manual labor with his daughters!

Are we willing to do what God asks us to do? And are we willing to include whoever God wants to include on the work? A perfumer, the officials, the women… they all got involved. Will we?

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