Nehemiah: Softhearted Hard Hat

Artwork for God's Masterwork, Volume 2: The Story of God's People—A Survey of Joshua-Esther

Nehemiah is one of the great lesser-knowns of the Bible. A man of great zeal, Nehemiah also exhibited tenderness toward the Lord that balanced his character like few people in Scripture. Nehemiah was a man who saw a need—a need to travel from his home in Babylon and rebuild the destroyed walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah couldn’t do this alone; he needed the king’s support. And with much prayer, he approached the king and received the backing he needed. What Nehemiah didn’t realize was his toughest tasks were still before him.