“But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews” (Nehemiah 4:1).
The wicked, unsaved Horonite leader, Sanballat, opposed the work of the true and living God in every way that he possibly could. When he learned that the building of the wall was accomplished, he was furious. The Bible uses the word “wroth” which literally means to “burn, to blaze up.” He took great “indignation” which has to do with “being in a rage, consumed with anger in grief.” But then it is interesting to see that he “mocked” the Jews. The Hebrew word pronounced (law-AG) means “to imitate, to make fun of, to make others laugh.” This was a great emotional attack on the people of the Lord. It reminds me of Randy and what he faced because of his faith. I will share more with you tomorrow.
For today: No matter what others may say or do to me, I, by the grace of God, want to keep my eyes focused on the Lord. How about you?