In Nehemiah 3, we read of the section-by-section, gate-by-gate repair of the broken walls and gates of Jerusalem. This was a group project, demonstrating their collective desire to see the wall restored. Spurgeon helps us see a spiritual dimension to this wall.
The broad wall afforded a pleasant place of resort for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, from which they could command prospects of the surrounding country. This reminds us of the Lord’s exceeding broad commandments, in which we walk at liberty in communion with Jesus, overlooking the scenes of earth, and looking out towards the glories of heaven. Separated from the world, and denying ourselves all ungodliness and fleshly lusts, we are nevertheless not in prison, nor restricted within narrow bounds; nay, we walk at liberty, because we keep his precepts. Come, reader, this evening walk with God in his statutes.