The people caused Ezra to tear his clothes and pluck his hair because they wouldn’t separate themselves from the people of the lands. T/F
The priests rid themselves of their guilt by putting away alI their _____________ that were of the people of the land.
Did Ezra mourn because of the transgressions of the people? Yes! No
LESSON: Ezra looked at the sins of the people and he was disturbed about it. As we watch the news, we see the degradation of the world, but have we looked at
our outlook on life. Are our lives adding to a better society?
Prayer: Father, as I see the sin about me, help me to look at the sin in my own life, and be responsible for my own life. Amen
HIDING IN THE ROCK OF AGES
In Proverbs 30:26, we are told about an animal called a CONIE. This small animal is described as being the size of a large guinea pig and looks like a rabbit. Some say that it is a badger, while others identify it as being an animal called the hyrax that lives in Syria. Whatever kind of animal it is, the, Lord is calling our
attention to it for a particular reason. Apparently, the CONIE is extremely vulnerable to attack by predators such as snakes, eagles, buzzards, lions and other wild beasts. Yet, the little CONIE is always able to survive and escape its enemies. He is able to do so because he lives in the clefts in the rocks of steep cliffs. The Bible tells us, “The conies are a feeble folk, yet make their houses
in the rocks.” God’s children are very similar to the conies. We are susceptible to many dangers--disease, depression, temptation, wars, accidents, and threats--which surround us constantly. If only we could find a way to survive like the little conie. Well, we can! We, too, have a Rock in which to hide--the Lord Jesus Christ.
Trusting Him doesn’t exempt us from life’s troubles, but it does give us protection, peace and strength. If the burdens of life are heavy upon you, look to Jesus Christ, our Rock of Ages.