And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire. Nehemiah 1.3
The walls of Jerusalem had a very important function: guarantee the protection of the city. Without them, Jerusalem was at the mercy of the enemy.
The walls represent our faith, because it protects our lives. This is why the devil always tries to destroy it. When we allow our faith to be shaken by adversity and evil’s attacks, we become weak and enslaved by the problem.
Unfortunately, many are fallen because their faith is in ruins. It begins to happen slowly. First, one stone becomes loose, then a gap appears, and shortly after, it turns into a hole. Sins enter stealthily, like pride, indiscipline, immorality, rebellion, among others. They carve large holes in your wall, and little by little, your spiritual life will fall apart.
Due to a lack of remaining vigilant when it comes to safeguarding your faith, the will of the flesh prevails and the devil has access to your life.
Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach”. Nehemiah 2.17
Keep in mind that the devil will always use people and situations to take you down, because his greatest desire is to destroy your life. You may even be known as a good Christian, but, deep down, you know that your faith is shaken, just like the walls of Jerusalem.
The first step to revert this situation is to restore the wall, this is, your faith, which will protect your Salvation. Self-assess your life and see what has opened holes in your wall and start to rebuild it.
So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.” Nehemiah 2.20
Put God in charge of your life and take care of your faith, because all of your life depends on it. By faith you are justified before God, achieve a blessed life and your Salvation. Therefore, do not become discouraged. Seek to renew your faith every day, rejecting everything that might weaken it.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4.7