The enemy stated two of their objectives; "Slay them, and cause the
work to cease". These four armies knew the value of the military and
military defenses; therefore, they wanted to make sure that these defenses
were never established. This should tell you something about the Jew of
the ancient world: like his counterpart in modern Israel he was courageous,
he was a great soldier; he was a great fighter!
And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they
said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they
will be upon you (Neh. 4:12).
Therefore set I the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places,
I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and
their bows (Neh. 4:13).
This verse demonstrates that Nehemiah understood strategy and tactics.
"Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee,
and thou shalt glorify Me.
Father, give me the wisdom You have promised to those who seek You.
In Christ name I pray