EZRA‬ ‭10‬:‭44‬ ‭‬‬

“Each of these men had a pagan wife, and some even had children by these wives.”‭‭ Ezra‬ ‭10‬:‭44‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Man is quick to dismiss his sin, but the scripture records each and every person who defiled Israel’s relationship with God through intermarriage. Out of tens of thousands, there were only 111 men who did this.Continue reading “EZRA‬ ‭10‬:‭44‬ ‭‬‬”

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 ‭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 ‭‬‬”