Wed, May 23, 2018

Ezra 9-10

Last week we studied how Ezra and those going with him prepared for the journey. The number of men who responded to Ezra’s invitation to go to Jerusalem—listed in verses 2 through 14—was approximately 1,500. Something to keep in mind is that most of the Jews who had been carried into Babylon had, over time, become comfortable there. So comfortable in fact is this… In the first group, led by Zerubbabel, nearly 50,000 went. In this second group, led by Ezra there are 1,500 who go. Most chose to stay in Babylon. All that to say, the Holy Spirit is a perfect gentlemen. He invites. He encourages. He inspires. He enlightens. But He doesn’t force. Here in chapter 9 upon arrival in Jerusalem and discovering the state of the people, Ezra leads the people through supplication.
Duration:1 hr 2 mins 47 secs
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