Nehemiah led a group of workers to rebuild the walls of the city. They worked with a tool in one hand, a weapon in the other.
They did this because there were people threatening to overtake them. They realized that a battle was very likely.
But they chose not to retreat. They pressed on.
As Christians we need to realize that our adversary is looking to devour us. Within that same realization should come peace knowing that no one has the power to overcome us. There is never an acceptable reason to lay down our weapon and quit fighting the good fight. In Jesus we will always prevail.
I encourage you to be on guard. Be wary of what is taking place around you. Be vigilant. And continue to walk in victory.