Focus (Nehemiah 6)

The sixth chapter of Nehemiah opens with three names that we have read before. Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem are the leaders of the opposition against Nehemiah and the people. We first read about them in Nehemiah 2:10,19 as they jeered at the idea of the people rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls and were displeased that Nehemiah had returned for the welfare of the people. In Nehemiah 4 we read about them stirring up more opposition as Nehemiah and the people are working on rebuilding the walls. But the opposition is not done in trying to thwart the plans of the people. They are going to continue to be a problem for Nehemiah and for this work that God wants accomplished…

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