And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my
servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held
both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons;
and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah (Neh. 4:16).
They (the demobilized troops) which builded on the wall,
and they that bear burdens (the rock carries), with those that
laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work,
and with the other group (literally) held a weapon (Neh.4:17).
We could sure learn a lesson from the Bible about national
security. Of course for maybe 200 years we did.
"The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure."
O Lord, let my life reflect the joy You have put into my heart,
that Your name may be glorified.
In Christ name I pray