“A Peg In His Holy Place…”

November 18, 2020

“A Peg In His Holy Place…”

Blessings folk!

Ezra and the people were acknowledging their sin before the Lord.
They and their forefathers had done evil.

There is the hope that is in the Lord.
They realize it…

Ezr 9:8-9

“But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.

“For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.

The Lord had given them grace.
The Lord had extended lovingkindness.
How was it manifested?
A remnant had been sent by the kings of Persia…
- to revive the people
- to raise up the house of the Lord
- to restore the ruins of Judah and Jerusalem
- to build a wall around Jerusalem

Notice they were still slaves.
They were still under the kings of Persia.

Still, the Lord had not forsaken them.
The Lord was giving them a “peg in His Holy place”…I love that phrase.
They were as a peg on a wall to hold a garment.
They were small.
They were hanging on.
They were the Lord’s.

The Lord would enlighten their eyes - if they allowed.
The Lord would give them a little reviving even in bondage - if they allowed.

But they could not continue in flagrant sin before the Lord.
Thus their cry to the Lord.

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