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Paying our debt to ourselves and the world

From the May 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal


If Nehemiah had not left the relative security of the royal palace at Susa, Sanballat and Tobiah probably wouldn't have known he existed. Because he responded to God's call to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, he provoked their fury— fury so intense that at one point Nehemiah cried out, "Hear, O our God; for we are despised.