The carriers did their work
with a load in one hand
and a weapon in the other.
The builders built with swords fastened
in their belts,
and the trumpeter stayed by my side.
Nehemiah 4:17b-18 CEB
Nehemiah is a story of the rebuilding of the wall in Jerusalem.
There was opposition to the rebuilding.
The wall being rebuilt would mean the city was once again fortified. As a result the enemies planned to oppose the city.
The workers not only worked to rebuild the city, but they also stood ready to defend the city against attack.
I like the idea of the daily worker carrying his sword to defend the city.
No matter where we go or what we do we are called to defend our faith.
Are you ready to give a defense of your faith?