Seeking God’s Presence
April 30, 2023
Serving God rarely seems to be easy. Some form of resistance can frustrate even the most pious of saints. This is what we studied together today in Ezra 3-6 yesterday. We looked at how the post-exilic Israelites, when faced with strong opposition and fear, steadfastly oriented their lives around worship and giving offering to God. We saw the God of providence display His power to deliver his people from unrelenting opposition, as adversaries plotted against the rebuilding of the temple of God year after year. It was a good look and reminder that when we grasp how God is with us in all opposition, then we can truly yearn for the new Jerusalem.