God’s Hand of Protection
Posted: Sunday, August 9
1 Corinthians 5:1-13
Verse of the day:
Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. (Psalm 31:2)
Ezra is going back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. In Ezra 8:21 he proclaims a fast so they could pray for a safe journey. A smart move considering there would be no army with them, they would be traveling hundreds of miles for months and they had a lot of gold and silver they were taking with them. It has been estimated that the trip was 900 to 1,000 miles and the gold and silver was around 60 million dollars. Ezra knew that between Babylon and Jerusalem there were many robbers and bandits. So, you can see why Ezra was concerned, but he trusted in his God and God helped them make it safely to Jerusalem.