Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14th: Ezra 9-10, Acts 1 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Ezra 9-10; Acts 1

In our reading from Ezra today, we read about how the Israelites inter married with foreign women, which was against what God wanted. Both chapters in today's old testament reading talk about this, Ezra gets on his knees and talks about how good God has been to the Israelites,

Ezra 9:8
“But now, for a brief moment, the Lord our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and little relief in our bondage

God was good to the Israelites, and they fell back and continued to sin. God is good to us, even through we continue to sin. Do we see our sin - and ask for forgiveness, then try our best to not repeat our sins?


Interesting that in Ezra 10: 18-44, the bible lists all who sinned in this way. Not often we read a list of names of those guilty.


Acts 1:9
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

What an amazing sight this must have been! Jesus physically left, but we know that He will return one day. He completed what He came to do.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Nehemiah 1-3; Acts 2:1-21

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

How shameful it must have been to be called out for their sin publicly that way. Perhaps we would make better choices if we knew they would be proclaimed for all to hear!