Fear, Joy, Lament
Scripture: Ezra 3:1–3:13
Having returned to their homeland, the people of Israel made it a priority to reestablish the routines of worship. They had learned how important worship was to maintain their distinctive identity as the people of God. Although their worship would not look exactly the same as it had before the exile, the praise of God's goodness and love for them would sustain them in the challenges that lay ahead.