The Beginning of the Return.

In the book of Ezra, is the story of the return from captivity. Israel had walked away from God. He sent them into captivity for 70 years. God stirred the heart of Cyrus, king of Persia, to let the Israelites return and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. King Cyrus gave them all the treasures from the temple and money to rebuild. He said anyone who wants to go, can. 42,000 men responded. It took them 7 months to walk from Babylon to Jerusalem. The old testament is as relevant to us today as it was then. God is the same, yesterday, today and forever. The return from captivity is about us. When God stirs the heart of man to return home, it is the act of traveling from sin to grace, home. And it takes faith, just like the Israelites had in their return home.

Crain Blanchard.

Www.joseph1637.com

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