The opposition is now internal; the people are fighting among themselves. Internal problems are often far worse than those coming from outside. Nehemiah doesn’t hesitate to take care of those too. In the next chapter, Nehemiah’s leadership, with God’s help, completes the wall. Nothing can be allowed to stop the project God wants him to complete.
What distracts you from doing what God wants? When opposition comes from others, we need God’s protection; when opposition comes from within, we need God’s correction.