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~ RISE AND SHINE TO GOD’S GLORY! AMEN! PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER! ~ JESUS SAID; “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:9-13)
DAILY BIBLE STUDY: Ezra 1-3
VERSE OF THE DAY:
“When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel. And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.” (Ezra 3:10-11)
REFLECTION NOTES AND LESSONS LEARNED:
Our God is the Faithful and Covenant Keeping God (Psalm 25:10). Our God is the God of Love (1 John 4:16 and 1 John 4:18). Our God is the Holy God (Psalm 99:9). Our God is the God of Justice (Isaiah 45:21). Our God is the Eternal and Glorious King (1 Timothy 1:17). Our God is Gracious and Full of Compassion (Psalm 103:8 and Psalm 111:4). Our God is good to all people (Psalm 145:9), and God is always faithful to bless all His people who keep His commandments (Psalm 128:1). Amen. In today’s study of the Bible, we read about how God brought back the former captives of Judah, through the fulfillment of the prophecy of God by Prophet Jeremiah (Ezra 1:1), the writings and the sayings of Cyrus King of Persia, for the people of Judah to return back to Jerusalem, the Census of the people who returned to Jerusalem, and how worship was restored to God. As believers in God, it is always good and important for us to keep in mind that, our God is the faithful and covenant keep God (Psalm 25:10), and that God is always faithful to fulfill all His promises (Psalm 18:30). It is good to sing praises to God, and to thank God for all His blessings in our lives (Psalm 47:6-7 and Psalm 50:14). Amen. It is good to rejoice with God (Psalm 89:15-16). 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 always in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)
“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)
“‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
“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)
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” (John 6:37)
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)