Nehemiah 13:11 Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
Nehemiah found that the people of God had forgotten or intentionally left the men of God to themselves. They were no longer taking care of them like before. The men of God were forsaken. I am sure that they had good reasons, they had good intentions, they were taking care of other important matters, for sure! But that was not God’s will.
God has given us, the church, the responsibility to take care of His people, the men of God! Yet we seem to look for ways to do our ministry even if it means dropping missionaries. As pastors nothing would bother us worse than seeing the church cut our salary to do a ministry.
Take care of the men of God!