Rebuilding with Nehemiah, Chapter 6, Day 6


Text: 13 He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would commit a sin by doing this, and then they would give me a bad name to discredit me. (Nehemiah 6:13, NIV)

WP Neh dev 6-6 intimidation

Teach: Intimidation is the technique used by a person who perceives themselves to be more powerful than another, whereby they attempt to frighten the “weaker” person into doing what they want. Over and over we read of Nehemiah’s enemies seeking to employ this tactic. The problem is they thought Nehemiah was weaker. They failed to understand the strength of his character, and his God.

WP Neh dev 6-6 greater is He

Take: Numerous times we find the reminder in the Old Testament journey of God’s people that the battle belongs to the Lord. Paul reassured the Romans that in spite of what they faced they were “more than conquerors.” (Romans 8:37) John encouraged his epistles that greater is he (God) who is in us, than he (Satan) who is in the world (see 1 John 4:4).

Task: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” That quote is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. We will face many folks who will seek discredit us and make us feel inferior. We don’t have to give them consent. They may think weak and easily intimidated, but we can stand strong in the One who is greater and be more than a conqueror!

Author: tinamhunt

ESFP with a dash of ADD. Lover of the Word and words. The cup of my life is neither half empty or half full--it overflows! I'm blessed to be a blessing and I'm here to share the journey.

2 thoughts on “Rebuilding with Nehemiah, Chapter 6, Day 6”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Resources for Studying the Bible in its Historical Context


Processing with God: Narrative Lectionary, Liturgy, Prayers

Nazarenes United for Peace

Christian Education, Advocacy, Awareness, and Guidance for Action.

like color

“What a hideout: Holiness lies spread and borne over the surface of time and stuff like color.” ― Annie Dillard


(n): post-evangelical living a true, good life


A devotional blog by Shawn Thomas


Shining the Spotlight of My Life On Jesus...

%d bloggers like this: