While the high priest, his brethren, and many others engaged in the work of the rebuilding of the walls and gates of Jerusalem, the nobles of Tekoa would not. It's not that they would not enjoy the benefits of the walls and gates; they simply would not do the work. Today, nobles from Tekoa still exist in our churches. They benefit from the work of others, but will not do the work themselves. We do not want to be like the nobles of Tekoa.