EZRA‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬

“Then God stirred the hearts of the priests and Levites and the leaders of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin to go to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple of the Lord. And all their neighbors assisted by giving them articles of silver and gold, supplies for the journey, and livestock. They gave them many valuable gifts in addition to all the voluntary offerings.”

Ezra‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬-‭6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

It is God who sets the path and moved us with inspiration upon it. Often times, we do what we think is best. This is good and important, but it doesn’t always spell success. When faced with following God or following our own understanding, it is important to know that what seems best to us, can easily be what is foolish before Cod. W have to ask ourselves questions like, “Why here has God revealed his heart on this issue?” The Jews were sent into exile, but they were also prophesied to return. The leaders knew that it was God’s will. This meant that uprooting their new lives in the Persian empire, made sense, although it would have been difficult. Many things will seem counterintuitive and even counterproductive when viewed through human lenses. But God’s path is often clear when viewed without our own comfortability and through the lense of scripture. We must put ourselves aside when faced with big decisions and allow God to stir our hearts according to his word.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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