The Doing of the Divine Decree
Scripture: Ezra 6:1–6:22
The rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem finally complete, the sixth chapter of Ezra reflects on how it all came about. In spite of the many attempts to halt the work, the providential power of God is made plain in the events of history. By tracing the evidence of God’s providence, we see that God’s kingdom advances on earth in a way that is meant to maximize the joy of God’s people forever.