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His Love Endures Forever

Image of an open bible with the words "his love endures forever, January 5, 2023, Ezra 3:11"

Date: January 5, 2023

Bible Scripture Verse

Ezra 3:11 - With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.”  And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

Listen for God’s Voice

Heavenly Father, I pray that you teach us to worship like this! That we never stop honoring Your name in thought, word and deed, and to praise you day and night. 

Explore History

The Jews had returned home to Jerusalem after 70 years in captivity because Nebuchadnezzar was tired of Judah’s rebellion and had destroyed Jerusalem and burned their temple to the ground.  On their return, the first thing they wanted to do was rebuild the Temple. Ezra tells us that the day they finished laying the foundation of the Temple was a day of celebration.  Because of their sin, they had lost their Temple, but now because of God’s enduring love, they were getting it back.  God had repeatedly given them second, third and fourth chances to do things right, but they wouldn’t listen, so they were punished and exiled. But they acknowledged that God kept His promise to bring them home and to love them, and He did. 

Study and Savor – Key Words and Meanings

His love endures forever

Summarize and Share

God keeps His promises to us as well.  He promise to forgive our sins and He does, every time. He has promised to never leave us, and He won’t. He is merciful and slow to anger because He loves us.  And to prove it, He sent His son to die for our sins. 

Bible Cross Reference

1 Chronicles 16:34  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever.

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