“I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease,
whilst I leave it, and come down to you?” - Nehemiah 6.3
These words of Nehemiah sound rather arrogant.
They are not.
Nehemiah had a job to do. There were troublesome, wicked, ungodly people trying to stop him. They were trying to intimidate him. Distract him. Bully him.