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The King of Persia

October 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Ezra 1:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, the Lord fulfilled the prophecy he had given through Jeremiah. He stirred the heart of Cyrus to put this proclamation in writing and to send it throughout his kingdom: 2 “This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “The Lord, […]

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Noticing Favor

October 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Ezra 9:9 (New Living Translation) For we were slaves, but in his unfailing love our God did not abandon us in our slavery. Instead, he caused the kings of Persia to treat us favorably. He revived us so we could rebuild the Temple of our God and repair its ruins. He has given us a […]

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Faith or Prudence or Something Else

September 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Ezra 8:21-22 (New International Version 2011) 21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. 22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect […]

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Do What Seems Best

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Ezra 7:18 (New International Version) You and your brother Jews may then do whatever seems best with the rest of the silver and gold, in accordance with the will of your God. These are the words that Artaxerxes the King wrote to Ezra. Artaxerxes is sending treasures with Ezra back to Jerusalem to help rebuild […]

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Changing the Attitude of the King

September 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Ezra 6:19-22 (New International Version) 19 On the fourteenth day of the first month, the exiles celebrated the Passover. 20 The priests and Levites had purified themselves and were all ceremonially clean. The Levites slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the exiles, for their brothers the priests and for themselves. 21 So the Israelites who […]

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