Ezra 5-6 – FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH #2
CHEERLEADERS – 5:1, 6:14
Two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, encouraged the resumption of the building of the temple.
COMPLIANCE – Vss. 2-5
The Jews sought to comply with the will of God and the original edict from Cyrus to build the temple.
CORRESPONDENCE – 5:6-17
Inquiries were made to the current King, Darius.
COOPERATION – 6:1-12
King Darius had the archives searched and discovered the original edict from King Cyrus. Darius not only decreed that the work on the temple be allowed to continue, but that the work would be supported by the government.
COMPLETION – 6:13-14
CELEBRATION – 6:15-22