The Dangerous Journey
Daily Bible Reading – Ezra 7, 8; Luke 20
Today’s Key Passage – Ezra 8:21-23
Ezra’s journey to Jerusalem would take him and his people about 900 miles on foot through dangerous territory, and would eventually take four months to complete. Before heading out on this journey, Ezra took the time to fast and pray that God would protect them. (8:23) Even before making all of the physical preparations for this trip, Ezra understood the importance of making spiritual preparations. Ezra knew that he and his people could not make this journey alone – they needed God to help them along the way.
Like Ezra, we cannot make our journeys in life alone either. Most of our journeys in life are not as hard and dangerous as a 900-mile walk through the desert, and maybe that is why we sometimes neglect to spend the proper amount of time making our spiritual preparations before we begin. When we take the time to seek out God’s help, however, we can prepare ourselves for whatever might lie ahead. Every time we put Him first in what we do, we get closer to Him. God is at work in everything that we do on a daily basis, and if we take the time to ask Him for guidance and protection, we become better prepared to handle all of the ups and downs along the way.
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