Read Ezra 6
Darius' decree to complete the
The prophets Haggai and Zechariah reminded the Israelites in
Nothing is recorded about the Jews in
Ezra was born during the Babylonian captivity. He was a descendant of
Ezra was committed to seeking, doing, and teaching God's Word. This should be a reminder that, if we want God to bless our lives, we too must set our hearts upon the whole counsel of God. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench (put out, extinguish) all the fiery darts (arrows, shots) of the wicked. Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:16-17).
Ezra is an example of how God will use anyone who will take His Word seriously, rightly dividing the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15).
Through the Feast of Unleavened (Yeast-free) Bread (Ezra 6:22). Jesus is the Bread of Life (John 6:35), and He was without sin; leaven is symbolic of sin (Hebrews 4:15).
6:1 house of the rolls =/i> building where records were kept on scrolls; 6:4 king's house =/i> royal treasury; 6:15 Adar compares with Feb/Mar; 7:21 the river =/i>
Pray for Government Officials: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (MD) and Rep. Solomon Ortiz (TX) · Country: Venezuela (23 million) on the northern coast of South America · Major languages: Spanish and Indian dialects · Religious freedom · 94% Roman Catholic; 1% Protestant; 1% Indian pagan religions · Prayer Suggestion: Remember that faith is a vital tool in your prayer life to ensure your prayers are answered (Romans 12:3).
Memory Verse for the Week: Job 19:25