“Here is what Koresh (Cyrus) king of Persia says: Adonai, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms on earth, and He has charged me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may Adonai his God be with him! He may go up….”
2 Chronicles 36:23 CJB
Even Cyrus, admits it’s the LORD who gave him victory and the LORD also instructs him to allow the Jewish people to go back to Jerusalem to build the temple of the LORD! Remember Israel has been in captivity for seventy years at this time and here we see the grace of the LORD allowing them to go back!
“But I can enter Your house because of Your Great Grace and Love; I will bow down toward Your holy temple in reverence for You.”
Psalm 5:7 CJB
Throughout scripture we see example after example of people blowing it, sinning against the LORD! We also see the LORD always extending His grace and mercy! He does the same for us also. Why? Because He loves us and desires us to be with Him, it’s just that simple so we should want to walk in His ways!
“Adonai will always guide you; He will satisfy your needs (not wants) in the desert (life), He will renew the strength in your limbs; so that you will be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails.”
Isaiah 58:11 CJB
Understand we all blow it and sometimes we end up in captivity, but the LORD always shows us His grace when we call out to Him!
Have a blessed day in Him!