- What stands out to you from this second chapter of the book of Nehemiah?
- As you reflect on verses 1-2, what can cause our hearts to not be in the state they could be
– emotionally, described here as ‘sadness of heart’?
– relationally, with God or others?
- As you reflect on verses 3-9, what can
– lead to our confidence levels in God as our King of Kings and His capacity to do what only He can do being lower than they should be?
– lift the levels of confidence we have in God as our King of Kings, and His provision for us?
- Nehemiah, in his role as a cupbearer to an earthy king, clearly still had a sense of His primary calling to the King of Kings.
– What might it look like for you to live out your calling under God in the midst of the roles you carry out in life?
– What does it mean to you to be part of the people of God? (refer also to 1 Peter 2:9)
- Reflecting on verses 11-15 and the way that Nehemiah made himself personally aware of the challenges that lay ahead in the ‘Rebuilding for a New Season’ process under God,
– what are some ways that you can make yourself more aware of the needs before us in our world, community or church?
– How can you view these as challenges that God can overcome, or opportunities for God to work?