Monday, October 15, 2007

Questions from Ezra...

Setting: After years of living in exile in Babylon, some 40,000+ Israelites are allowed to return to their homeland of Jerusalem.

"When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, the people assembled as one man in Jerusalem. Then Jeshua son of Jozadak and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his associates began to build the altar of the God of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses the man of God. Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices. Then in accordance with what is written, they celebrated the feast of Tabernacles with the required number of burnt offerings prescribed for each day. After that, they presented the regular burnt offerings, the New Moon sacrifices and the sacrifices for all the appointed sacred feasts of the Lord, as well as those brought as freewill offerings to the Lord. On the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, though the foundation of the Lord's temple had not yet been laid. "--Ezra 3:1-6

Do we ever let our fear interfere with our worship to God? If so, what can we do to correct this???

2 comments:

Keith Brenton said...

Do we ever let our fear interfere with our worship to God?
All too often.

If so, what can we do to correct this???
Be willing to let His perfect love cast out fear.

mmlace said...

Then why is that so much easier said than done sometimes?