Reinvesting in God's Mission
In our second sermon on recognizing the spiritual and physical indicators of a backslidden heart, we will find that Nehemiah has found the Jews no longer giving to the Temple and the ministry of God's Word to the Jews and the people groups surrounding Jerusalem. The Levites are no longer in the Temple serving but in the fields working trying to make ends meet. Their inactivity towards giving has had residual consequences within the Temple; inactivity. Neither sacrifices or prayers or songs are found in God's House in Jerusalem. Nehemiah must now reorganize the people and reinstruct the Jews to REINVEST into the work of the Lord.