The people returned to the sin of intermarriages with the foreigners. Nehemiah rebuked and corrected them. We see the need to guard our faith and pass on our faith. Nehemiah left a lasting legacy.
As mentioned, the final chapter of Nehemiah did not end as most would have liked, as in fairy tales: “And the Israelites lived happily ever after.”
• On his return to Jerusalem, Nehemiah was not only saddened, but for most parts, very angry at seeing his people returning to their old sinful