Prophets and Kings -- Study Guide


Chapter 52: A Man of Opportunity

1. How did Nehemiah’s position in the Persian court give him a special opportunity to help his people? PK-SG 55.1

2. Why did Nehemiah offer a brief, silent prayer when King Artaxerxes asked him what he needed to restore Jerusalem? Do you ever pray like that? PK-SG 55.2

3. If God and the king were on Nehemiah’s side, why did he put so much of his own effort into making sure his project would succeed? Did his efforts show a lack of faith in God? PK-SG 55.3

4. Should we refuse to accept gifts for God’s work from those who have no faith in Christ? Why or why not? PK-SG 55.4