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Enemies Laid Wait, But God Protected

Ezra’s zeal for God and God’s Law spurred him to lead a group of Jews back to Israel during King Artaxerxes’s reign over the Persian Empire (which had since replaced the Babylonian Empire that originally exiled the people of Judah).

travel_in_lightEven the common perils of journeys, call us to go out with prayer, and to return with praise and thanksgiving.

“Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.” – Ezra 8:31

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