God is not only concerned with what is created, he is concerned with how we take care of what was created. Nehemiah began moving from the building project itself, to taking the necessary steps to insure that what was built (or created) would be protected and preserved.
When he arrived, Nehemiah inherited leadership over three distinct groups of returnees to the land:
• The returnees from 536-516 BCE, who lived and worked under Zerubbabel the governor, and were chastised by Haggai the prophet to get the work finished.
• The returnees from 458 BCE, who came to the