You Must Fear God and Serve People

July 26, 2015

Jay Strother · Nehemiah 5:1-13

Nehemiah 5 reveals that the threat to God’s people was not merely external but also internal: injustice and self-centeredness threatened the health of the community.  In a similar way, our new campus isn’t an excuse for us to grow into a comfortable and self-centered people, but rather an opportunity for us to follow the example of Nehemiah who cared deeply about God’s judgment and who sacrificed personally out of respect for God’s ways: “He has told you, O man, what is god: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).