Through the Bible, June 13

Reading: Ezra 4-6 Summary: The work of the Jews-returned-to-Jerusalem under the leadership of Zerubbabel was not without opposition.  As a matter of fact, their efforts were legally stopped based on complaints sent back to the king of Persia. Eventually, the original decree of King Cyrus was located and the work …

Finished!

Devotional Text: Ezra 6:13-15 Finishing a task can, at times, be challenging—even when we consider it a God-given, noble and necessary endeavor. Such was the building of the temple following Babylonian captivity.  What better, God-centered, and important project could be undertaken?  Yet, it almost didn’t get finished. Opponents armed with …