August 17

August 17

Zerubbabel — The first return of people from captivity to rebuild the temple.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: Ezra 2

Reading 2: Jeremiah 29:10-14

Reading 3: Psalm 126

We saw yesterday how God’s plan prevails, even in the most ungodly circumstances. Today the first of the exiles returns to rebuild the Temple, in fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy and prompting the writing of Psalm 126.

God is committed to restoration, redemption and reconciliation between humanity and Himself. This does not depend on our effort, but on God’s love, as we shall see in the New Testament before long.

Have a great day!

Mark.

 

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