Nehemiah did not act like the leaders before him; he did not use his position and influence to pad his checkbook or grow his financial status. Instead, he used his power and influence to help others. We are called to do the same. If we are going to accomplish a great work for God’s glory, we need to make sure we do not seek our own glory in the process. This means that parents, employers, politicians, church leaders, and those in positions of power and authority set the example by their words and lifestyles. They become an example to others of their commitment to the vision, not to their own comfort and status.
Pastor Darin Elquist
The Bridge Church- Spanish Springs Campus
July 4, 2021