Tuesday, June 25, 2013Author: Charles Robinson
(Last modified: 2013-06-25 14:53:43)
Source: The Herald-News
They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offering by number, according to the custom as the duty of every day required. (Ezra 3:4)
When the remnant of Jewish captives returned to their ruined city, they labored diligently to rebuild the city wall and temple under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah. The task was strenuous and not without opposition. This is always true of service for God in times of apostasy. At last, as Nehemiah reports, “So the wall was finished,” (Neh. 6:15). Christian work and ministry is never ‘a piece of cake,’ but always delightful and rewarding nonetheless. The Apostle Paul charged Corinthian believers, “Be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58).
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