EZRA‬ ‭10‬:‭6‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Ezra left the front of the Temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He spent the night there without eating or drinking anything. He was still in mourning because of the unfaithfulness of the returned exiles.”‭‭ Ezra‬ ‭10‬:‭6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Too often, we are taught that once we confessContinue reading “EZRA‬ ‭10‬:‭6‬ ‭‬‬”

EZRA‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬ ‭‬‬

“While Ezra prayed and made this confession, weeping and lying face down on the ground in front of the Temple of God, a very large crowd of people from Israel—men, women, and children—gathered and wept bitterly with him.”‭‭ Ezra‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Ezra was willing to be public with his humility and confession. What he didContinue reading “EZRA‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬ ‭‬‬”

EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

““Now we are being punished because of our wickedness and our great guilt. But we have actually been punished far less than we deserve, for you, our God, have allowed some of us to survive as a remnant. But even so, we are again breaking your commands and intermarrying with people who do these detestableContinue reading “EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭10‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬

““And now, O our God, what can we say after all of this? For once again we have abandoned your commands! Your servants the prophets warned us when they said, ‘The land you are entering to possess is totally defiled by the detestable practices of the people living there. From one end to the other,Continue reading “EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭10‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬”

EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭3‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬

“When I heard this, I tore my cloak and my shirt, pulled hair from my head and beard, and sat down utterly shocked. Then all who trembled at the words of the God of Israel came and sat with me because of this outrage committed by the returned exiles. And I sat there utterly appalledContinue reading “EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭3‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬”