Tag Archives: Ezra

Seeking the Blessing of God (Aug 9)

uilding the temple—it brought him to his knees. They needed “some reviving to set up the house of God, to repair its ruins…” (9:10 ESV). God had been faithful to bless, but the continued hand of the Lord was needed. Continue reading

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The Hand of the Lord (Aug 8)

This passage repeatedly mentions the “hand of the Lord.” God blessed Ezra in extraordinary ways because “the hand of the Lord” was “on him.” The hand of the Lord being upon you is his blessing. Just as in the Old Testament, where we see fathers placing their hands on their children to bless them, and just as Jesus placed his hands on children to bless them, so the Heavenly Father himself places his hand upon Ezra and extraordinary blessings followed. Continue reading

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Seeking the Blessing of God (Aug 9)

When Ezra saw the compromise of the people, it brought him to his knees. When Ezra saw the incredible job ahead of him—rebuilding the temple—it brought him to his knees. They needed “some reviving to set up the house of God, to repair its ruins…” (9:10 ESV). God had been faithful to bless, but the continued hand of the Lord was needed. Continue reading

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Seeking the Blessing of God (Aug 9)

  August 9 Seeking the Blessing of God Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 85:1-7 | Ezra 8:21 – 9:15 | 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 | Proverbs 21:1-2 Today’s Scripture Focus: Ezra 8:21 – 9:15 “‘The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to … Continue reading

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The Eye of God (Aug 7)

August 7 The Eye of God Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 84:5-8 | Ezra 5:1 – 6:22 | 1 Corinthians 3:5-23 | Proverbs 20: 26-27 Today’s Scripture Focus: Ezra 5:1 – 6:22 “But the eye of their God was watching over … Continue reading

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The Hand of the Lord (Aug 8)

August 8 The Hand of the Lord Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 84:9-12 | Ezra 7:1 – 8:20 | 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 | Proverbs 20: 28-30 Today’s Scripture Focus: Ezra 7:1 – 8:20 This Ezra came up from Babylon. He was … Continue reading

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Strengthened by Joy (Devotional Thought for Aug 14)

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms  88:1-7 | Nehemiah 7:61-9:21 | 1 Corinthians 9:1-18  | Proverbs 21:11-12 Today’s Scripture Focus: Nehemiah 7:61 — 9:21 Neh. 8:10 (NIV) “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” “And all the people went their way to eat … Continue reading

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