Ezra (1)

The city of Jerusalem and the temple had been destroyed. God’s people, the Jews, wanted to rebuild the city and the temple.
Our Bible Reading tells us that some people did not want the Jews to rebuild. So these people “began to discourage them and tried to frighten them in order to stop them from building the Temple” (verse 4). Finally, the Jews were forced to stop work on the temple.
Perhaps today someone will try to stop us from doing what we want to do for God. They may say bad things about us or do bad things to us. But we need to continue to trust God and depend on Him.
Maybe you plan to do something for God today. Remember that God is with you and loves you. Don’t give up! Keep on working for God.