Hard-Working And Courageous

Nehemiah Devotional

Read the biblical text: Nehemiah 1:1-11; Nehemiah 2:1-20



Bring a cup, a brick and a shovel.

What do these three things have in common? Nehemiah!



Nehemiah had a very interesting job, he was a butler. His job was to drink the king’s wine to make sure it wasn’t poisoned! Let’s imagine how stressful this job must have been. Nehemiah knew that every time he tasted wine, he took the risk of dying from a poison intended to kill the king. He was brave.

The king respected Nehemiah. Thus, when Nehemiah asked him for a favor, the king was willing to grant it to him. Nehemiah wanted to return to Jerusalem to help rebuild the wall that had been demolished, as was the temple. A city could not be protected from the enemy without a good wall to protect it. He was hard-working.

Therefore, Nehemiah led a group of men to rebuild the wall and while they were building the wall, they also had to fight attackers who were trying to harm them! Nehemiah was very brave and hard-working

Nehemiah is an example of perseverance. He was a prayer warrior who put everything in God’s hands and interceded for his people, so much so that he was rewarded for his patience and perseverance.



  • If you had no restrictions, what project would you carry out?
  • What do you think are the greatest needs of your community, your city, your province?
  • What qualities can you develop that could make a difference around you?



Thank you, God, because it is you who makes me brave and hard-working. Like Nehemiah, I want to be a key element for my country, for my community, for my family and for my school.