- How did the people celebrate the completion of the wall? See the further remainder in Luke 17:15-18. As you read this passage, following in your imagination the two companies as they marched in procession remember Nehemiah’s solitary journey as described in 2:12-15. Consider also how much you owe to God. Cf. 1 Cor. 15:10; Rom. 12:1.
- ‘Nehemiah the governor’ and ‘Ezra the priest-scribe’ (verse 26). Consider and contrast the office and character of these two great men, and how both were needed in this critical period of Jewish history. Have you discovered your gift and call from God or your type of service for the common good? Cf. Rom. 11:29; 1 Cor. 12:4-7.
Note. Verses 30. ‘Purified’; by sprinkling the blood of sacrifices. Cf. Ezek. 43:19, 20.