Finishing Well – Nehemiah 6:1-16
In his goal of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah had to stand up to the violent threats and internal conflict between the Jews. He is almost done now. But the enemies have not given up. They doubled their effort in distracting Nehemiah from finishing well.
l. Distraction from the truce (vv. 1-4)
ll. Distraction from the letter (vv. 5-9)
lll. Distraction from the priest (vv. 10-16)
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. How is the work God has called you to do a “great work” and worthy of your full attention?
2. How could your vision be made great and clear enough so that you will not be easily sidetracked (vv. 3, 8 and 11)?
3. How can a believer grow in discernment so as to avoid Satan’s traps?
4. How can we discern when to respond to false rumours about us versus letting them die out on their own?
5. What do you expect by way of opposition in the work you are doing for the Lord?
6. What does it mean to you to practice saying, “yes” to God and “no” to distractions?
7. Is it easy for you to finish projects or do you most often starts – stop and then repeat the process? Ask God to help you disciple yourself to follow through on your commitment to finish what you start.