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A Cheatcode Hidden In The Bible

Updated: Apr 24

Dear Friend,

As I study the Bible, I learn that it is the cheat code. The more I delve into the lives of Biblical characters, the more I notice the genius of God. The Bible contains all the strategies we need for business, familial, and personal success.

As you know, we are 20 days into the 52-day Builder's Challenge, which centers on focus and strategy. Before the challenge was a challenge, I taught on Nehemiah. My following teaching focused on Deborah, most recently on Gideon. Do you know what these three leaders had in common? Each conducted a SWOT analysis.

SWOT Explained:

In business, a SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a business or project. It involves identifying internal and external factors that could positively or negatively impact the organization and assessing their potential impact. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors such as resources, skills, and processes, while opportunities and threats are external factors such as market trends, competition, and economic factors. By conducting a SWOT analysis, organizations can gain insights into their current situation and make informed decisions about future actions and strategies.

Nehemiah's Building SWOT

In Nehemiah 2:11-16, we see Nehemiah accessing the damage to the wall that he will eventually repair. By accessing the damage, he's conducting a SWOT analysis. Then, if we flip over to Chapter 3, we see the outcome. Because Nehemiah analyzed this in Chapter 2, he was able to strategically employ people to help rebuild the wall over 52 days. In fact, there are 42 men named in Chapter 3 who each worked on a particular portion of the wall. While they certainly had more people helping, the men named were strategic. More plainly, they were known for specific strengths and Nehemiah employed them accordingly.

Outcome: The wall was rebuilt in 52 days.

Deborah's Battle SWOT