Short and sweet synopsis of Ezra 10, to those who have an ear to hear, Blessings!!
This is the chapter where Ezra and the people of Jerusalem dealt with the whole marrying foreign women situation. The first thing that I noticed was that Ezra prayed and made confession first, even when it wasn’t his particular sin. It was then that the rest of the people followed suit.
The second thing that I noticed was that Schecaniah the son of Jehiel gave encouraging words to Ezra about the situation. Ezra reacted to this word by making everybody take an oath to have those who took foreign women to turn away from them and make things right with God.
Ezra went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib to spend the night mourning over the situation.
They made an assembly in Jerusalem three days later. It was raining, so it was suggested that the process to make this right happen at appointed times to be more…
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