The Art of Perseverance: Nehemiah 3 (Don’t Try This Alone)

Nate Larkin is a friend of mine. In his book, Samson and the Pirate Monks, he brings up a great point about those who try to live life alone versus those who surround themselves with close friends.

David Vs. Samson

We know what happened with David and Goliath. But there’s a distinction to be made between David and Samson. Both messed up pretty badly. But one ended on a good note. And one had his eyes gouged out and a building fall on him.

David was “a man after God’s own heart.”

Samson died a horrible death.

David had his mighty men surround him.

Samson was…


Work Alone?

Not Nehemiah. No way–no how.

Nehemiah chapter 3 details the work that was done on the city’s walls and gates.

Nehemiah couldn’t do it alone. He enlisted help.

I love how the Scripture lists the families that worked.

What About You?

Perseverance isn’t meant to be accomplished alone. So stop trying.

Seek help from godly people. Identify your weaknesses and enlist the help from friends whose strengths cover those weaknesses.

It’s amazing what can be done when we work together. And it’s sad to see what lacks when we divide ourselves unnecessarily.

Your Turn…

Have you seen a family, community, church, or churches come together toward a certain cause? Tell us about it below!


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