If we are not careful, things can begin to suffer over time-relationships, principles, and convictions. Sadly, things and people we once valued and cherished can become neglected over time. This is exactly what began to happen in Jerusalem during Nehemiah’s 10-year absence. When he returned to Jerusalem he found that the Jews had allowed four areas to become neglected over time. In today’s conclusion of the book of Nehemiah (and our series through Ezra and Nehemiah), Pastor Gary challenges us about never allowing time to erode our values, convictions, and principles. We must continue to remain true to the Lord and to His Word.