Too Busy in the Work of the Lord, Part 1
Passage: Nehemiah 5:1–5:19
How does God accomplish His work? He does it through His people. This is how God’s work and done God’s way. Remember that God’s work will not go unopposed. There is both external and internal opposition. Chapter 5 provides wisdom from above on how to face and overcome problems so they don’t divide us but unify us.
1A. THE PROBLEM SURFACED (5:1-5)
1B. The conflict, verse 1.
2B. Their complaining, verses 2-3a.
3B. Their circumstances, verses 3b-5.
2A. THE PROBLEM SOLVED (5:6-19)
1B. Be controlled, verses 6-7a,
2B. Be communicative, verses 7b-13
1C. HANDLE THE PROBLEM DIRECTLY
2C. HANDLE THE PROBLEM ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
3B. Be compassionate, verses 14-19.
1C. BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF GOD
2C. BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF GOD
3C. BECAUSE OF LOVE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE
Chapter 5 ends with prayer (v.19). Nehemiah prayed, listened, and obeyed.