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Day 273 – The Lord’s Work

Day 273 – The Lord’s Work

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the conclusion of Zechariah. There is a promise – on the day of the Lord he will redeem the earth. Those who have been under the heel of others will be vindicated. Everyone’s deeds shall be known. Nehemiah does the...
Day 272 – The Call of Nehemiah

Day 272 – The Call of Nehemiah

Thoughts and Reflections Today we read about Jerusalem’s restoration. Zechariah writes 500 years before Jesus comes, he tells us of mourning for “him whom they have pierced.” Jesus was pierced on the cross for us. In Nehemiah, we see a third wave of...
Day 271 – Israel’s Foreign Wives

Day 271 – Israel’s Foreign Wives

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Ezra returns to the Holy Land. When he returns he finds that many people have intermarried. The Lord warned the people about not marrying non-Jewish spouses. God’s people were to be set apart and called to live differently....
Day 270 – God’s Favor with Ezra

Day 270 – God’s Favor with Ezra

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Ezra is friends with Artaxerxes, the king of Persia. His blessings are not due to his own skill but because the hand of the Lord is upon him. Ezra proclaims the people should fast to humble themselves before God. He does not ask...
Day 269 – The Day of Small Things

Day 269 – The Day of Small Things

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the temple rebuilding was stopped in Ezra 4 and started again in Ezra 5. Officials asked who gave them permission to do so. They forgot that Cyrus had sent the people back to the Holy Land with instructions. It is important...