Drawn from my archives I’ve known Terri for most of my life, but it’s only been in the past few years that I’ve really gotten to know her. Our families were friends, but not so much her and I until a few years ago. Now she’s my person. I know that I can call her any time of the day and she’ll be there for me. I’m not kidding when I say any…
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.