Ezra-Nehemiah, Part 5: What Are You Working For? (Ezra 5:3-6:22)

October 22, 2023 | Kolburt Schultz


  • Has there ever been a time you felt you were working for God but didn’t see the results (the glory/fire) you hoped for? What did that feel like? How did you respond? How does this passage speak to that moment? 
  • How would you answer the question, “What are you working for?” (i.e. What is your life’s purpose?) Where do you need to repent? Where are you feeling encouraged?

1: The work we are called to will bring opposition (Ezra 5:1-4).
2: Our work should continue because God is sovereign (Ezra 5:5-17).
3: God’s sovereignty means we will sometimes see surprising results (Ezra 6:1-12).
4: Those surprising results should fuel our joy (Ezra 6:13-22).

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