Yeah! We’re through Chronicles! The bad kings definitely outnumbered the good kings and I’m sure I don’t want to read any of those other books that have even more details about their reigns. Onto Ezra!
God is stirring up hearts everywhere!
First he stirs up the heart of King Cyrus of Persia. God fulfills a prophecy had given to Jeremiah when King Cyrus decides to let the Israelites go back to Jerusalem and leave their exile in Persia. Not only did he let them go, he also have them silver, gold, supplies for the journey and an offering for the Temple.
Then God stirs up the hearts of the people to go to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple of the Lord. Their neighbors have them silver and gold and supplies for their journey.
God is getting what he wants done through people by stirring up their hearts. Exactly what he does today!
Has God stirred your heart lately? Given you a new passion? Stirred up an old passion? Given you a new thought about how you can contribute to his kingdom’s work?
If so, get started! God is on the move and he’s inviting you to be a part of what’s happening!
Thank you, God!