Note: I’ll be taking about six weeks off to work on a book and enjoy a bit of the summer. I’ll see you when I get back. Enjoy the weather. If you were to visit our area, of the country you might find yourself asking, what are those blue shelters out in the field? And why are there is so many of them? I was asking myself the same question, until I recently…
Ezra: Rebuilding the Temple, Restoring the Heart
While Ezra chronicles the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, we also see a parallel to the purification of one’s heart. In fact, the purpose of the 70-year captivity was to do this very thing. It was a process of refining and trying their faith so that God’s people would turn away from their sin and return to the Lord.
As we go through this six-week study we’ll discover the many ways that Ezra typifies the Holy Spirit. I’ll point out some of those characteristics and their parallel to the Spirit at work in our life. We’ll see how he grieves, how he leads, how he teaches, and how he makes intersession for the people in prayer.