Monday, May 31, 2010

Just Remember Me!

Nehemiah 13:14
Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and do not wipe out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for its services!

Nehemiah worked very, very hard to get the wall around the city built, and he succeeded. Then he leaves and comes back, and sees that Eliashab sinned and screwed up, and then he realizes that while he was away, the Levites weren't paid properly.

Have you ever had the feeling that you're the only one working on a project, and then you get sick or something and come back to it and you realize that your partners have done either nothing or screwed it up? That's how Nehemiah was feeling at this point.

That's usually the time when I start to seriously consider talking to the teacher about making sure that the grade is divided up fairly. That's kind of what Nehemiah did.

The only payment he wanted for all of his hard work, his worry, his stress, was that God would remember him and what he had done, and that He wouldn't wipe out his good deeds. He didn't want money, or fame, or whatever; he just wanted God to remember him.

In His Service,

Response Question: What does God's remembering Nehemiah mean to him?

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