Tag: Cyrus

  • September 25 – Temple Construction Opposed

    Reading Ezra 4:6-6:13 Devotional From 536 to 522 B.C., construction of the temple was stopped. This happened for at least three reasons. First, the governing officials of Persia objected to Darius king of Persia. They wrote to Darius that they were afraid that if the walls and temple of Jerusalem were rebuilt, the people would…

  • September 23 – First Return to Jerusalem

    Reading Ezra 1:1-4:5 Devotional Now that Cyrus King of Persia ruled the former Babylonian Empire, he made a great decree, in accordance with what the LORD had said: 2 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:   All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build…

  • July 14 – Cyrus, GOD’s Future Instrument

    Reading Isa. 43:8-45:13 Devotional In today’s reading, GOD imparts some especially insightful wisdom for the Israelites of Isaiah’s day (and us as well). Among the most interesting “nuggets” is that a king by the name of Cyrus will be used as GOD’s instrument to rebuild Jerusalem and restore Israel to glory. More on this later.…