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Ezra 9:8-10 Revival: But now for a brief moment describes the five precious steps of grace trying to bring us to a humble and repentant life as well as full renewal.
"But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the Lord our God, (8a)
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
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, (9a)
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. (9b)
And now, our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Thy commandments." (10)
A. Catching the Momentous Opportunity (8)
for a brief moment
grace has been shown from the Lord
Are we watching?
B. Defining Gods Gracious Purposes (8)
Are we observing?
C. Recognizing Our Humble Circumstances (9-10)
For we are slaves (to the kings of Persia)
Yet in our bondage
Forsaken They commandments
Are we silent before Him?
D. Further Defining Gods Good Purposes (9b)
Are we motivated to do His will?
E. Determining Our Response to Him (10)
And now, our God, what shall we say after this?
Will you and I now rightly respond to Him?