Ezra 4 – FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH # 1
The people of Israel had returned to their home land after seventy years of captivity and set out to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
THE WORKERS REFUSED OUTSIDE HELP – Vss. 1-3
The Jews set about to build a temple to their God without the help of unbelievers.
THE WRONG ISSUE WAS PRESENTED – Vss. 4-16
The enemies of the Jews made an appeal to stop the building of temple although the Jews had authority from King Cyrus to do so. There was a new king on the throne.
THE WORK STOPPED – Vss. 17-24
The enemies of the Jews succeeded in having the work stopped.