Three rules to effective study: what did it mean then; what does it mean today; and how can I apply it to my life? Nehemiah was commissioned to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem that were fallen, leaving God’s people defenseless. These verses reveal certain truths we can use today to build or rebuild a life, a family, a business or a church. To our graduates – practices that can help you build the life God wants you to have. Whether building or rebuilding a life, there’s no possibility of failure when we practice these steps: Focus on what God says, find what’s required; get friends to help, use faith, stand against foes, and look to God for fulfillment.