Summary: Examining what it takes to avoid spiritual laziness
Nehemiah possessed five characteristics that helped him avoid becoming spiritually lazy...
1. He was COMMITTED (1:4-11; 2:4)
A. He was committed to call upon God.
B. He was committed to confess to God.
C. He was committed to continue for God.
2. He was CONCERNED (2:1-5)
A. He was concerned about the situation around him.
B. He was concerned for the people around him.
C. He was concerned for the country around him.
3. He CARED (2:17)
A. He cared about his reputation.
B. He cared about God’s reputation.
4. He was CONFIDENT (2:10, 19-20; 4)
A. He faced opposition, but was confident God would intervene.
B. He faced opposition, but was confident God would prevail.
5. He was CONSUMED (3; 4:6)
A. He was consumed with obeying God.
B. He was consumed with following God.
C. He was consumed with giving his all for God.