Faith and Action Go Together
Nehemiah presents a model of faith in action; in this chapter is both a model of skilled and courageous leadership and a glorious display of God’s provision and protection. These two things - man’s action and God’s sovereignty - work together, however much they may appear at odds.
We must not put asunder what God has joined; faith and action go together in the building of the church - as in everything we do.
We must not fall into the ditch on one side or the other: neither act to the neglect of trust in God, nor pray to the neglect of doing what is in our hand to do.