Now that the numerous People are settled into the Place with all of their Privileges it’s time for them to begin their Purpose. How will they do?
Joshua and Zerubbabel were the prominent figures during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. Though they accomplished a lot, Israel still should not put her hope in them.
Nehemiah faced problems very similar to those faced by Ezra. Nehemiah uses a different strategy but has one very important thing in common.
Ezra had to address a difficult socio-political situation in Israel. He diligently prayed that it would work out and it did.
Cyrus was a surprising instrument that God used to get what God wants on the global scale. Perhaps we should worry a little less about who gets elected president.