Profiles in Faithfulness – Ezra

September 26, 2021


In Ezra, God is revealed as the unique, glorious, holy Lord who calls together his chosen people and faithfully blesses them.  The perpetual unfaithfulness of the people ultimately brings God’s judgment as he hands them over to the neighboring peoples.  But even then, in his great mercy, he did not put an end to them or abandon them, for he is a gracious and merciful God.  Our gracious God is a restoring God, one who gives new life to spiritual dry bones.  Like the Israelites, we will be renewed as we listen to God’s Word, celebrate his saving works, confess our sins and commit ourselves to live and to worship each day in the new covenant of Christ.