The offer of peace (of rest) from Jesus to anyone burdened or heavy laden is available.
On this day, God was once again preparing His people, in this case Israel, for what was next.
Israel went from being a temple-centered religion to being a book-based religion, based upon God’s Word, the Bible.
Whenever we are not in God’s Word, we end up leaving out important parts about God, our relationship with God, or our forgiveness from God.
- Read God’s Word
- Share God’s Word
- Be obedient to God’s Word.
We do not know how much our disobedience will hurt others or how much our obedience will bless others.
The Bible is a book of spiritual wisdom, governmental wisdom. Pursue wisdom and be changed by God’s wisdom, which He freely gives when we ask.
1 It came to pass in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the citadel, 2 that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 3 And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”
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