One of the managers in a Dilbert comic strip asks: ″Who's up for some leadership?″ He then continues, ″Watch me define behaviour, align your goals with company objectives, prioritize respect, deal directly with conflict, maintain a positive attitude, and pretend to care.″
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A good general who is leading his troops against a strong enemy would know that winning the battle is not just a matter of weapons and military tactics; it also depends on the morale and unity of the men.
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In today's reading, we delve further into the details of Nehemiah's defensive measures. Realising that there is a spiritual battle going on, Nehemiah takes measures to ensure the work on the wall can proceed uninterrupted.
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A person may be able to ignore insulting words, but the threat of violence is an entirely different matter. Furious that the work on the wall is progressing well, the enemies of the Jews-Arabs, Ammonites and Ashdodites-plot to ″come and fight against Jerusalem″ (Nehemiah 4:7-8).
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When we are insulted and mocked, what should we do? Nehemiah could have tried to engage his opponents and debate with them as to why the building project would succeed. He knows well, however, that this would be a waste of time.
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The poor attitude of the Tekoan nobles is not mentioned again. However, today's reading emphasises Nehemiah's great leadership abilities to mobilise all to get involved in the work.
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Nehemiah's able and inspiring leadership is shown in the way he rallies the people. First, he points them to the mess they are in (Nehemiah 2:17), something they are aware of but do not know how to resolve.
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It is often helpful to first examine a problem and see what needs to be done, quietly and prayerfully in the presence of God, rather than under the glare of the public spotlight. This is what Nehemiah does when he arrives in Jerusalem after a 1,000-mile-long journey.
Nehemiah is relieved to hear the king's positive response. The queen is present, indicating that this might have been a private, more relaxed setting, not a formal court session. Perhaps this helped soften the king's response.
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