- Nehemiah’s enemies now tried intrigue. The proposal to confer together is often an attractive one. What made Nehemiah persistently refuse it? Contrast Eve’s folly in discussing the question raised by the serpent (Gen. 3:1-5). Do you ever toy with questions that should never be allowed consideration?
- What were the special subtleties of the attempts to ensnare Nehemiah? Notice how Nehemiah’s singleness of purpose and loyalty to God were a shield for Him. What may we learn from this?
Note. Verse 5. ‘An unsealed letter’: so that others besides Nehemiah might see its contents.