The books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther record a time in the history of Israel when God’s people, broken by rebellion and enslaved in a foreign nation, were eventually allowed to return to their own land—though some returned, many also chose captivity over freedom. The Israelites returned amidst enemy opposition only to face discouraging conditions—the city walls surrounding Jerusalem, were rubble and the temple destroyed. That is the story of many lives—many of us were broken by the enemy (“for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” – Ephesians 6:12), but God’s plan for our lives is restoration—building boundaries against the enemy and restoring the worship of God to our hearts and homes. Reading and praying through these books have been stepping-stones on that... More > journey…< Less
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