Restoring the Worship of God

When the Jews returned from seventy years captivity in Babylon and settled in living places, they began immediately to do what was most important. They started to restore the worship of God according to the Law of Moses. They even began to offer burnt offerings before the temple had been rebuilt, “From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the LORD, although the foundation of the temple of the LORD had not been laid” (Ezra 3:6).
Although they had started the sacrifices, they did not reason that it was enough, hence too much to rebuild the temple. No, they continued to devote themselves to full restoration of Yahweh God’s religion. Ezra wrote next, “They also gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the permission which they had from Cyrus king of Persia” (Ezra 3:7).
The Jews understood that worshiping the Creator of the heavens and the earth brings all things. Therefore, it cannot be neglected.

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Don Ruhl

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