Tag Archives: repentence

Ezra 3 — Joy and regret

In this passage, we see several things.  First, we see the restarting of sacrifices and offerings, and the first Feast of Tabernacles in years. But we also see the start of the rebuilding of the temple.  And after the Israelites … Continue reading

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Daniel 9:1-19 — When your life has been shattered by sin

Shortly after Babylon fell to the Persians, Daniel remembered the words of Jeremiah saying that the exile of the Israelites would last 70 years.  With the 70 years up, it caused Daniel to hit his knees.  The interesting thing to … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 18 — Accountable

If there’s one thing I get from this passage, it’s that each of us stands accountable before God.  The day will come when we will have to answer to him for our actions and decisions. At this time, the Israelites … Continue reading

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II Kings 21:19-25; II Chronicles 33:21-25 — Increasing our guilt

Hey!  Finally!  We’re back in the books of Kings and Chronicles…if only for a short time. The story of Amon, son of Manasseh, is very short, but not very sweet.  Like Manasseh, Amon got into all kinds of idolatries and … Continue reading

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