This is a detailed exploration of Ezra and Nehemiah's pivotal roles in the post-exilic period. This series uncovers their efforts in leading the Jewish exiles back to Jerusalem, their commitment to rebuilding the Temple, and their dedication to reestablishing the Law of Moses as the centerpiece of Jewish life. From confronting intermarriage issues to the joyous observance of the Festival of Shelters, discover how Ezra and Nehemiah guided the community through significant religious reforms, fostering a renewed covenant relationship with Jehovah and reinstating pure worship based on scriptural obedience. Many Images!
Proverbs 16:1 beautifully encapsulates a profound truth about the interplay between human agency and divine sovereignty. It is a striking piece of wisdom literature from the Old Testament, deeply rooted in the historical and cultural context of ancient Israel.
Scripture makes it all too clear that Jehovah’s desire is that he has a close relationship with his human creation. For example, James 4:8 tells us, if we ‘draw near God, he will draw near us.’ However, many who are worship God find the relationship distant, not close. It is not that they do not... Continue Reading →