Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in His place. Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered. And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail: That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons. (Ezra 6:7-10)
God’s people were taken care of and He provided for their needs. Cyrus had researched and protected them in dismissing the question of their authority to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem. Cyrus had seen through the plot and instructed the opposition to provide for the daily needs of those who were doing the work. God was not caught by surprise, nor was He unable to stop those who opposed the work and Him. He is sovereign and in control. Though He gives all men the choice to trust and obey or to rebel and reject Him, He is never out of control as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
When trouble comes, and it will, either from this broken world or from the enemies of God, we can trust that God has a purpose to accomplish. There is something He wants to teach us, or some way He wants us to grow, that we might be more like Him. We must trust the God of the universe, who cares for us and calls us by name, to be able to take care of all our needs. He loves us and went to the cross that we might have life and have it more abundantly, and He will not leave us nor forsake us. We can confidently say that no matter what or who may come our way we will trust Him and Him alone as long as we are here on this earth.
Until God takes us Home, God’s people are called to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as GOD provides, with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that others may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.