“Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the ward at the thresholds of the gates.” Nehemiah 12 v25
Nehemiah desired and was given the task of rebuilding the wall for the protection of his own nation, his people. He took the task and completed it through many, many distractions. Some were normal distractions and some were distractions by the enemy to have him not complete the wall and protect his people.
These men above were assigned a task of being gate keepers at the ‘porters’ of the gates after the wall was completed. They two were a part of protecting the people.
In our spiritual walk with God, we to are gatekeepers and charged many times over with living what is right before him. That way we are part of carrying on what is right.
Lord, help us this day to do what is right before your eyes and before men. We give you the praise and honor and glory. Amen