THE ULTIMATE GOAL
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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
4/13/2021 0 Comments
Welcome back my friends.
This week, April 13-15, 2021, we conclude our 'verbatim posts' for the 'book' of 'Ezra'. Then, as the Lord wills after a short pause, we will post our final planned Old Testament Book for this 'room', 'Nehemiah'.
Below are the links to the posts for the 'overviews' for all three books for your ease in future reference, from Esther, now Ezra, and soon, Nehemiah. Amen. Amen, and Continuing into 2021:
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Esther', Introduction, Post A, November 9, 2020
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Introduction, Post B, November 11, 2020
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Nehemiah', Introduction, Post C, November 13, 2020
[Includes the review of where we have been in this 'room', for easy and continuing reference.]
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 1-AM, March 22, 2021
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 1-PM, March 22, 2021
The contents of the book of Ezra may be summarized as follows:
Outline of the Book of Ezra
1) The return of the exiles to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus, 546 BC (Ezra 1-2 ).
2 ) The work of rebuilding the temple begun, brought to a standstill through the efforts of heathen neighbors, and finally completed at the urging of Haggai and Zechariah (Ezra 3-6).
3 ) Ezra's return to Jerusalem for the purpose of restoring the temple service (Ezra 7-8).
4 ) The problem of mixed marriages, which threatened to plunge the Jews into the same course of idolatry which had brought about their original downfall (Ezra 9-10). Amen. Amen.
Today, Ezra Chapter 9 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Continuing from:
I. The Return Under Ezra, 7:1-10:44audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
A. The Return to Jerusalem, 7:1-8:36
1. The leader, Ezra, 7:1-10
2. The letter of Artaxerxes, 7:11-28 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 7, April 7, 2021.
3. The journey, 8:1-36 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Ezra', Post Chapter 8, April 9, 2021
Chapter 9 Ezra mourns for the Jews' conduct. (1-4) Ezra's confession of sins. (5-15)
1 'Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.
3 And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.
4 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.'
Ezra mourns for the Jews' conduct. (1-4) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 1-4 'Many corruptions lurk out of the view of the most careful rulers. Some of the people disobeyed the express command of God, which forbade all marriages with the heathen, Deuteronomy 7. Disbelief of God's all-sufficiency, is at the bottom of the sorry shifts we make to help ourselves. They exposed themselves and their children to the peril of idolatry, that had ruined their church and nation. Carnal professors may make light of such connexions, and try to explain away the exhortations to be separate; but those who are best acquainted with the word of God, will treat the subject in another manner. They must forebode the worst from such unions.
The evils excused, and even pleaded for by many professors, astonish and cause regret in the true believer. All who profess to be God's people, ought to strengthen those that appear and act against vice and profaneness.'
Ezra's confession of sins. (5-15) [Intercessory praying] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
5 'And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,
6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
8 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
9 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,
11 Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.
12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.
13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;
14 Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping?
15 O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.'
Ezra's confession of sins. (5-15) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 5-15 'The sacrifice, especially the evening sacrifice, was a type of the blessed Lamb of God, who in the evening of the world, was to take away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Ezra's address is a penitent confession of sin, the sin of his people. But let this be the comfort of true penitents, that though their sins reach to the heavens, God's mercy is in the heavens. Ezra, speaking of sin, speaks as one much ashamed. Holy shame is as necessary in true repentance as holy sorrow. Ezra speaks as much amazed. The discoveries of guilt cause amazement; the more we think of sin, the worse it looks. Say, God be merciful to me sinner. Ezra speaks as one much afraid. There is not a surer or saddler presage of ruin, than turning to sin, after great judgments, and great deliverances.
Every one, if we are truly honest, who are in the church of God, has to wonder that he or she has not wearied out the Lord's patience, and brought destruction upon him or her self. What then must be the case of the ungodly? [ See such as 1 Peter 4:17;Jonathan Edwards SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY …
But though the true penitent has nothing to plead in his own behalf, the heavenly Advocate pleads most powerfully for him.' [1 John 2] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Amen. Amen.
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