DECEMBER 13, 2021 – God Builds People

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God Builds People

DECEMBER 13, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Ezra 6:15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    As you read today’s verse it is easy to forget all that went into the words, “was finished.” The Lord’s house was finished. Yet, as we look on what is complete, we ought to also remember the toil that went into those words.

    The first people who returned to build this temple did so about twenty-three years before this day. The foundation had been laid around twenty years before. The building was started in 538 BC and finished around March of 515 BC. The actual construction time was about four- and one-half years. The people who worked on this place had suffered ridicule and persecution during their time of construction. This verse seems too simple for all the work that had been done over such a long period.

    Yet, we dare not forget that this is often what God wants His people to realize. That the simplicity of God sometimes takes the efforts of man. Then when it is finished, we look back and see God’s hand at work through it all.

    All the years of this construction, traveling and planning, pleading, withstanding ridicule and persecution had once again brought these people to a place where they were prepared to worship God. The time may have seemed long to man, but God knew it was just the right amount of time. You see, while the people were simply building a building for God, God was doing the hard work of building a people for Himself. Sometimes building people takes a long, long time.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    It may seem at times that God does not answer our requests or acknowledge our plans at the time we ask for them. Remember, everything we do must be done according to God’s time. Furthermore, His timing is always right.

GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 13, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezra 5, 6     /     Psalm 131     /     Proverbs 12-13     /     2 Peter 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Hosea 10-14           /       Jude

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