The same Eliashib who performed nobly under Nehemiah performed shamefully under Tobiah. Sad.

Yet this shows why we should pray for those in government so we can live “peaceful, honest and godly lives.” (1 Timothy 2:2). If Tobiah had been a godly fellow, his influence on Eliashib would have helped Eliashib perform better.

Sometimes, in order to do God’s will as He wants us to, we’d have to turn our backs on family members and break some family ties. Jesus said so. (Matthew 10:34-37).

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