Nehemiah’s Concern For The Poor

In Nehemiah 5:9, Nehemiah uses the word reproach to describe how the gentile community views the events and circumstances of the poor people of Jerusalem. Why is this a biblical principle?  In other words, what impact does behavior on the part of believers have on unbelievers? Discuss Nehemiah’s concern for the poor, but also his concern for the witness that the actions and attitudes of the nobles and officials is having in the community among those on the outside who are observing the drama unfolding before them.

Requirements: 500-word minimum. APA format.