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The Law of Victory: Part 9

 Nehemiah Finishes Wall-Nehemiah 5:14-6:9

Nehemiah did nearly everything right as a leader. He never distanced himself from his people by eating from the governor’s allowance; he didn’t levy heavy taxes; he stayed committed two hands-on construction; and he refused to buy real estate, unlike previous governors (Neh. 5:14-19).

As the wall neared completion, Sandballat and Tobiah invited Nehemiah to come down from his work for a chat. He responded, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?” (Neh. 6:3). Before long the wall was completed, finished in record time. We can learn at least four significant leadership lessons from studying Nehemiah’s leadership:

  1. The quickest way to stop a great work is to stop a great leader.
  2. Problems and projects seem to go together.
  3. The tide turns when the project is successful.
  4. A successful project will bring glory to God.

Join me next time for The Law of Victory Part 10