What a powerful message – and one true across the theological bounds.
The Church that I know is one content with cover-ups, with hiding the Gospel, with changing only light bulbs. Where are the laborer’s in the fields? Where is the weeping for lost loved ones, friends, and the ill? What great impact have w had? If the community around you has nothing good to say about – not because of the Gospel, but because of you, it’s time to either quit or change direction.
It’s time to be about our Father’s business.
His point about Nehemiah is one which connects with me – as the Book of Nehemiah is a singular event in the Old Testament. Nehemiah didn’t just build a wall, but he stood for the people and the City fo God. He was a pastor with a heart to God and the things of God.