Nehemiah 1:1-4 — The great work that God performed through Nehemiah began with a great work in Nehemiah and that’s what we see in these opening verses. Nehemiah received a report concerning life in Jerusalem and it wasn’t good. God’s people were suffering and this moved Nehemiah to tears.
As we consider Nehemiah’s response we see God beginning to change him inwardly. We see the kind of heart that every Christian ought to have.