* The God.
4 2Ch 26:5 Ps 20:5 35:27 102:13,14 122:6 Ec 7:18
* ye have no.
Ezr 4:3 Ac 8:21
Ex 28:29 Le 2:2 24:7 Nu 10:10 Isa 56:5 Zec 6:14 Ac 10:4,31
When Nehemiah had prayed for the relief of his countrymen, and
perhaps in David's words, Ps 51:18, he did not sit still and
say, "Let God now do his own work, for I have no more to do;"
but set himself to do what he could towards it; and here we
find that the people were of one heart with Nehemiah. Our
prayers must be seconded with our serious endeavours, or else
we mock God. Nearly four months had passed, namely, from
Chisleu to Nisan (November to March), before Nehemiah made his
application to the king for leave to go to Jerusalem; either
because the winter was not a proper time for such a journey,
and he would not make a motion till he could pursue it, or
because it was so long before his month of waiting upon the
king came, and there was no coming into his presence until
called for, Es 4:11. We are not thus limited to certain
moments in our addresses to the King of kings, but have
liberty of access to him at all times; to the throne of grace
we never come unseasonably.