In our world today, God's image is still defaced. They are slandered by poverty,The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, page 255.
by injustice, by corruption, by disease, and by human exploitation and
suffering. And God's name is defiled when His people willingly and apathetically
accept the status quo, lacking the vision to lift up God's holiness, goodness,
and justice in a crumbling world. God's heart was broken over the condition of
Jerusalem in Nehemiah's time, and His heart is broken today by the condition of
our world and our failure to challenge it.