Nehemiah is a type of Christ. The Scriptures are full of types of Christ. This is because the primary purpose of the Scriptures is to testify of Christ, to describe His work, and to lead every reader to Him.
Nehemiah was a Jew who lived in the comfort of the king’s palace in Persia. He became greatly distressed when he heard of the hardship that had fallen upon his homeland and the city of Jerusalem. He sought permission to go to Jerusalem with supplies to rebuild the city and its walls. He was granted favor, and greatly helped the people of God restore the city of God. Afterward, he returned to the king’s palace.
Jesus, too, enjoyed the splendor of life in the King’s palace of heaven. However, His distress over the condition of His people caused him to forsake His comforts and prepare for a trip to earth. He arranged all the resources necessary to rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David. He brought together the people of God through His work and, afterward, returned to heaven from whence He had come.
On the day of the great feast in Nehemiah’s rebuilt Jerusalem, the people wept when they heard the words of the Law of Moses which they knew they had disobeyed. Nehemiah comforted them, saying, “Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Similarly, Jesus, when He was crucified for our sins, comforted His followers with many words of encouragement for He knew that His death was the means to a great victory for the people of God. Indeed, the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Our Nehemiah – Jesus Christ our Lord – has saved us!
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