Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors. They consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 And next to him the men of Jericho built. And next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built. 3 The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They laid its beams and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. 4 And next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah, son of Hakkoz repaired. And next to them Meshullam the son of Berechiah, son of Meshezabel repaired. And next to them Zadok the son of Baana repaired. 5 And next to them the Tekoites repaired, but their nobles would not stoop to serve their Lord. 8 Next to them Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, goldsmiths, repaired. Next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, repaired, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. 12 Next to him Shallum the son of Hallohesh, ruler of half the district of Jerusalem, repaired, he and his daughters. 13 Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and repaired a thousand cubits of the wall, as far as the Dung Gate. 28 Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, each one opposite his own house. 32 And between the upper chamber of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants repaired.
1. Where have you seen God repair/rebuild in the midst of brokenness (e.g. yours, others’)?
2. How do you normally evade failure and brokenness in your life?
3. How did you respond to the opening question? What list DO you think God would write your name on?
4. Do you believe you are on the ‘loved’ list? the ‘valuable’ list? the ‘children’ list? How does that make you feel?
5. What well known areas of restoration are you most often drawn too? What areas of your heart are you most reluctant to let God rebuild?