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DAILY BIBLE STUDY: Ezra 4-7
VERSE OF THE DAY:
“Now the temple was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius. Then the children of Israel, the priests and the Levites and the rest of the descendants of the captivity, celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. And they offered sacrifices at the dedication of this house of God, one hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs, and as a sin offering for all Israel twelve male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.” (Ezra 6:15-17)
REFLECTION NOTES AND LESSONS LEARNED:
Our God is the Ultimate Planner, Designer, and Creator (Genesis 1:1). Our God is the Awesome God (Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 66:5, and Zephaniah 2:11). Our God is Gracious and Full of Compassion (Psalm 103:8 and Psalm 111:4). Our God is Powerful and Full of Understanding (Psalm 145:8 and Psalm 147:5). Our God is the Greatest Giver (Matthew 7:7-8). The Whole Earth belongs to God (Psalm 24:1). Amen. In today’s study of the Bible, we read about how some enemies tried to stop the work of rebuilding the Temple of God, how God intervened with favor, and King Darius confirmed the decree of King Cyrus to rebuild the Temple of God, and Ezra the Priest and Scribe went from Babylon to Jerusalem to help oversee the work of rebuilding the Temple of God, and the teachings of God’s Laws. As believers in God, it is always best for us to seek counsel from God (Psalm 33:11). Amen. When we keep God’s instructions, we stay in the way of life (Proverbs 10:17). God surrounds His people who obey Him with His favor (Psalm 5:12). Thank God for the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57). Thank God for the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus Christ provided for all of us (John 3:16-17). Amen. Thank God for the gift and the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). Amen. God loves all people, and God wants to save all the people of the world that will come to Him for eternal salvation (John 3:16-17). If you are not yet saved by God, repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved by God. Amen. May God bless you today, everyday, and forevermore in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
WORDS OF JESUS:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22)
“Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.” (Revelation 22:12)
A Daily Bible Study and Devotional Excerpt By Evangelist Dr. Unyime E. Bond, Jesus Loves You Today Ministry © 2017 | Get the Daily Bible Study Workbook Here