The Oread Center seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community.
In this passage, we see Nehemiah facing personal opposition. His enemies didn't want the walls of Jerusalem to be rebuilt and they didn't want Nehemiah to have success as he was building not only the walls but also a church. His priority, because of his calling, allowed him to stick to god's plan. In the context of out lives just like Nehemiah's, it is important to follow the priorities and allow them to dictate our days. As we grow in our faith and knowledge of God's word, we are able to discern what is from God and what is not; we grow together in spiritual discernment that we won't be tricked or deceived individually and as a church.