For the last several weeks we have witnessed different methods which Satan, the great enemy of God’s purposes on earth, has used to try and destroy God’s work through Nehemiah. His methods have included both external attacks and internal dissension. Today we find Satan and his cohorts setting their sights on Nehemiah himself. Perhaps if we destroy him then we will be able to destroy this work. But Nehemiah, by the grace of God, entrusts himself to God and is delivered from their hands – managing to complete the labor of rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls in the midst of these plots and machinations.