Rebuilding Requires Repairing Internal Conflict
The poor Jews bring legitimate concerns to Nehemiah: they are being oppressed by their wealthy Jewish brothers. To handle this internal conflict, Nehemiah confronts the sin among the people leading them to repentance. Nehemiah also works to prevent internal conflict by being a generous government official. All of this is done though, through the focus of reverence for the Lord. Nehemiah knows that the people of God cannot be effective in their mission unless internal conflict is repaired.