The Israelite people were determined to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. They were completely devoted to their passion. For this reason God’s people became a laughingstock to neighboring countries. But they chose to work through the harsh words because they knew that their actions served a purpose: to glorify God they served.

As we work for The Lord we may face opposition that tempts us to quit. But The Lord has put the fire in you so that you can prevail. Let His presence dominate your decisions.

Nehemiah 4:1-6