Yearly Archives: 2018

June 25, 2018: Day 72 – Ezra 5

Did you notice the overlap of prophets in this chapter?  Ezra speaks about the prophets Haggai and Zechariah who came a long before him.  Now Ezra would have been around 458 and Haggai and Zechariah would have been about 70 … Continue reading

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June 24, 2018: Day 71 – Ezra 4

So as quickly as the building of the temple took place, so that quickly it stops.  It seems like the locals became upset because they wanted to participate in the building of the temple.  We read, and this is surprising, … Continue reading

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June 23, 2018: Day 70 – Ezra 3

There was a great emotional uprising because of the laying of the foundation stone for the temple.  Once again we are reminded that the house of the Lord had been destroyed, but now it is going to be rebuilt.  You … Continue reading

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June 22, 2018: Day 69 – Ezra 2

This chapter begins an accounting of all those who headed back to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity.  The Persians were meticulous note takers, even to the point of counting how many from each family left the region now under Persian … Continue reading

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June 21, 2018: Day 68 – Ezra 1

As we begin a new book of the Bible it is important to know where we are historically in this book.  A great link which gives you some background can be found here: https://www.esv.org/resources/esv-global-study-bible/introduction-to-ezra/ I find it amazing that the leader … Continue reading

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June 20, 2018: Day 67 – Leviticus 27

This chapter deals exclusively with those things in our lives which we dedicate and devote to the Lord.  I know, I hope all of you are saying that you thought everything that we have and all that we are should … Continue reading

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June 19, 2018: Day 66 – Leviticus 26

The basic premise in this chapter is the Lord telling the people that if you do what you are supposed to do then I will reward you.  If you do not do what you are supposed to do then you … Continue reading

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June 18, 2018: Day 65 – Leviticus 25

The year of Jubilee is described in this chapter.  This was a big deal back in Italy when the Roman Catholic Church declared a year of jubilee for the year 2000.  The door into St. Peter’s Basilica was opened and … Continue reading

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June 17, 2018: Day 64 – Leviticus 24

We find the law of Moses again being spelled out but this time in a particular example.  We read that back then if someone took the Lord’s name in vain then they were to be stoned to death.  It is … Continue reading

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June 16, 2018: Day 63 – Leviticus 23

I’ll never forget in college where there was a week when students would go out on the grass and live in straw huts outside the dorms.  I knew them and they were friends of mine and they stayed in the … Continue reading

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