In the days following the Babylonian Exile, when the people returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt the city and the Temple, the scribe Ezra became very distressed that so many of his people, including religious leaders, had married foreign women and had children with them
After years of being warned it was coming, the people of Judah faced the unimaginable: the destruction of their capital city, Jerusalem, and their Temple on Mount Zion. The army of the Babylonian Empire, led by King Nebuchadnezzar, marched through Judah, destroying everything in its path.
Scripture: Psalm 51 Doesn’t it seem like other people’s sins are so much more interesting—not to mention so much worse—than our own? After the incident with Bathsheba and the cover-up resulting in the murder of her husband Uriah, King David got a visit from the prophet Nathan.  Nathan didn’t […]