Some preachers have concluded that because Nehemiah built a wall for the Lord, and President Trump wants to build a wall for America, that somehow Trump’s wall is the will of God and Christians must support the effort, because Trump is God’s Nehemiah for America. Because Nehemiah and because a wall.
That is mostly where the similarities end. We could just as easily look at Jericho and say that because God made Jericho’s walls come tumbling down, God wants America’s walls to come tumbling down.
The duty of God’s people is to study the Word to show ourselves approved to God, not play a game of word association.
As a demonstration of how we must diligently study God’s word and apply it to today, here is a list of 50 differences between Nehemiah’s wall and Trump’s wall: