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By 430 B.C., the Jerusalem city wall had lain in ruins for decades. Now the Jews began to rebuild. Why not before? Lack of courage … no strong leader. Then Nehemiah appeared. He longed to serve and was put in charge. And stirring courage revived a community.

The Jews' enemies scoffed. Building materials were mostly rubble. But Nehemiah was tenacious. He treated workers well and protected them from abuse. He helped the poor. And he was a great man of prayer.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Let me point you to the book of Nehemiah. You'll find a great study on effective servant leadership—our model for the high calling of our daily work.

Our LORD, I am praying for your servants—those you rescued by your great strength and mighty power. Please answer my prayer and the prayer of your other servants who gladly honor your name (Neh. 1:5-6).

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