The enemy will try to tear your family apart, so let God build your family up.
“The devil can’t take your gifts, he can’t take your calling, so he’ll try to take your joy.” Pastor Bil Cornelius
Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of family. Give us the strength, courage, and wisdom to fight for our family so we can be who you called us to be. In your name we pray, Amen.
…the wall was finished—just fifty-two days after we had begun. When our enemies… heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God. Nehemiah 6:15-16 NLT
The Jews who lived near the enemy came and told us again and again, “They will come from all directions and attack us!” Nehemiah 4:12 NLT
So I placed armed guards behind the lowest parts of the wall in the exposed areas. I stationed the people to stand guard by families, armed with swords, spears, and bows. Nehemiah 4:13 NLT
Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:10 NLT
Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” Nehemiah 4:14 NLT
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but, happy is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18 NAS
Where there is no word from God, people are uncontrolled, but those who obey what they have been taught are happy. Proverbs 29:18 NCV
When our enemies heard that we knew of their plans and that God had frustrated them, we all returned to our work on the wall. But from then on, only half my men worked while the other half stood guard with spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. The leaders stationed themselves behind the people of Judah who were building the wall. The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon. All the builders had a sword belted to their side. The trumpeter stayed with me to sound the alarm. Nehemiah 4:15–18 NLT
Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.
Ephesians 4:29 NRSV
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 NLT