S O A P / 08.10.2021

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezra 10:44 All these had married foreign women, and some of them had children by these wives. O-bservation: This is “A Sad Sad Situation.” When Ezra the prophet returned to Jerusalem with a host of exiles from Babylon, he began fasting and praying in public with loud weeping because of the sins of the people of God, and the people noted it. So they started to break in the Lord’s presence as well and repent! It was then announced that a number of the men had taken foreign wives during their time either in exile or back in Jerusalem. The Bible says some of them had children, which meant that a number of the women were barren. Ezra said that if they were serious in their repentance, they would have to put these foreign wives away and their children with them as well. And it was agreed. A-pplication: Earlier in this text, a hundred and thirteen men are named and were guilty of this sin against the Levitical law of Moses. Noting that 80 years earlier, when the first wave of Israelites was allowed to return home to Jerusalem, the number who returned was 42,360. Therefore the...