Nehemiah 4:2 “And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned”

In this meditation, we are going to be looking at how Nehemiah handled the dangerous spirit of sanballat but before then we need to answer some basic questions. These questions were thrown to Nehemiah by Sanballat and it is noteworthy to know them and have answers.

As a matter of fact, answering these questions is part of the mechanism of dealing with Sanballat. Nehemiah would have been caught off guard and probably failed if he doesn’t have the answers.

There are five (5) questions in all; these could be seen or deduced from our focal scripture and you must know them and proffer answers.

  1. PURPOSE: “What do these feeble Jews?”
    The first question thrown at Nehemiah is about the clarity of purpose. He was asked if he knew what he was doing. If you’re not very clear as regard your purpose and assignment, you have failed before you even start.

Clarity of purpose is what gives you momentum to start, determination to continue and energy to finish strong and well. If you don’t know the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing, you can easily be thrown off balance, not only that you can become confused along the way.

Myles Munroe said, “When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable. The first question of Sanballat is the question of purpose. Until your purpose is defined, you cannot confront the sanballat spirit.

The purpose of a thing is defined as: The reason for which it exists or for which it has been done or made. It is the goal or intended outcome of something or the desired effect. Purpose is also the desired effect or the resolve necessary to accomplish a goal.

Once purpose is settled, no mockery, taunting or discouragement can stop you. A man that does not have a clearly defined purpose can easily be dissuaded.

Nehemiah knew what he was doing, he knew the God that sent him and why the work must be done. Friend, have you answered the question of your purpose?

To be continued…

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