Nehemiah gives us an example of how faith and action ought to go together in God's economy, an example to points us to Christ.
This is a difficult passage but the key is more straightforward and heartwarming than you might think!
We must deny ourselves and look to Christ so that we may escape the subtle and powerful malady of self-seeking.
God's great concern in this world is the building up of His work in the church and in us, personally!
This passage shows us three things about the touch of Christ and our salvation. 1. Christ's Compassionate Touch 2. Christ's Powerful Touch 3. Christ's Hand Sending Us Out