Devotionals about Ezra


A People of Praise

Read: Nehemiah 8:1-12 Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (v. 10) What is God rebuilding in your life? What is he restoring? While the


A Persistent Leader

Read: Nehemiah 6:1-15 And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.” (v. 3) Near the end of his first letter to


A Persistent Enemy

Read: Nehemiah 4:1-16 Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome. (v. 14) Finally, some progress! The Jews in Jerusalem now had an effective leader


A Purpose Shared

Read: Nehemiah 3:1-12 Next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, repaired, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. (v. 8) So many names! In this section of


A Program to Rebuild

Read: Nehemiah 2:11-20 And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work. (v. 18) In Nehemiah 1, we read that Nehemiah’s brother


A Plan for Repair

Read: Nehemiah 2:1-10 The king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me. (v. 8) Have you ever asked God for an “open door”?


A Prayer from Nehemiah

Read: Nehemiah 1 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant. (v. 11) The book of Nehemiah is really the first-person memoirs of Nehemiah himself—a contemporary


A Penitent Population

Read: Ezra 10:1-15 We have broken faith with our God . . . but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. (v. 2) When you drive past the rescue


A Prayer of Confession

Read: Ezra 9 As soon as I heard this, I tore my garment and my cloak and pulled hair from my head and beard and sat appalled. (v. 3) The book