As we begin a study of the book of Nehemiah, we consider an overview of the broad themes and lessons of this book. Nehemiah is burdened by God to go home to Jerusalem to lead the people in rebuilding the broken down walls, and God providentially blesses him at each step of the way. We can learn from the pattern of Nehemiah and the people in his day as we all take responsibility to repair our portion of the walls of Zion.