The Physical And Spiritual Restoration Essay

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The book of Nehemiah is about the physical and spiritual restoration in Jerusalem. Nehemiah is viewed as one of the great leaders in the Old Testament. He led a group of Jews to rebuild the walls in Jerusalem. He shows his leadership through his prayers, sensitivity, boldness, and many other characteristics.
In his prayers, Nehemiah shared his burden and responsibility with God whenever he was faced with trouble, and in the end God answered his prayers. Nehemiah 4:4 Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. Prayer is a way that a godly leader allows God to strengthen him and guide his steps. A godly leader looks and relies on God for strength and direction. In Nehemiah 1:5-11 His heart for the city led him to pray to God in confession, praise, and for others. Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses. “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you
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