So not only did they have gatekeepers who monitored the gates, they now had guards roaming the area to keep constant watch over the entire wall so no one can get over it.
He had 2 groups. One that patrolled a given area, and another that patrolled near their homes.
Remember that many of the workers on the wall built sections that were right near their own houses.
Now they were being called on to guard what they had already built.
Warren Wiersbe said: “If God’s people don’t protect what they have accomplished for the Lord, the enemy will come in and take it over.”
We see that happening today. Many great institutions were begun as Christian ministries. The Ivy League schools were founded by Christians.
All the mainline denominations were solid bible churches. All of them had a great start, but the enemy came in and took them over.
We need guards, gatekeepers and faithful believers to keep watch over what God has done so the enemy does not get a foothold.
If we become over-confident we giving the enemy an open door.
Parents need to guard their homes, church leaders need to guard their church.
Christian businesses need to guard their way of doing business.