Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

Day 262

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Ezra 9-10; Nehemiah 1-2 (NIV)

Rachel Seavers, Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor

“But in spite of this there is still hope for Israel.” Ezra 10:3

In this passage of Ezra, the Israelites once again find themselves wrapped up in the web and destruction of their sins. Ezra intercedes for his people and falls on his face before the Lord asking for forgiveness and redemption. We see God’s willingness to offer them a second chance and a fresh start.

Have you ever wondered if you have wearied the Lord’s patience with your requests for forgiveness over and over again? I know I have! As I read this passage over a couple of times, the verse that stood out to me was “But in spite of this there is still hope for Israel.” I read it again, but this time I put my name in the place of Israel.
What an impact it can have to use your name and to make it personal to you today!

God is so rich in mercy and His redemption is plenteous! How humbling it is to know that He truly never tires of us coming to Him for forgiveness. He is still today, as He was back in the days of Ezra, offering second chances to His people.

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