Re:Verse reading–Nehemiah 6:1-16 (day one)
“Should a man like me run away?. . .I will not go!” v 11.
It is powerful moral logic. It can sound prideful, but isn’t necessarily. Who did God make me to be? What is my identity in Christ, and how should it be expressed in daily choice and action?
Nehemiah employs this logic as he responds to the daily attacks of Tobiah and Sanballat. Using intimidation and distraction, they are opposing the “wall project”. Nehemiah finds his direction by asking Himself, “how should a man like me (i. e. a person who knows God, with a commission from God) respond?”
“I, therefore. . .entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.”–Ephesians 4:1. “As children of light. . .do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness.”–Ephesians 5:8-9
Who is a larger question than how. HOW I respond to life should come from WHO He made me to be.