Ezra

“The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.” [#HandOfGod #SeekHim #ForsakeHim #Ezra]

Ezra 8:21-23

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions. 22 For I was ashamed to request of the king an escort of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy on the road, because we had spoken to the king, saying, “The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.” 23 So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.



Ezra:
There I proclaimed a fast by the Ahava Canal, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask Him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.
Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river Ahava, so that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our children, and all our possessions.

I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to Him, but His great anger is against all those who forsake Him.”
I was ashamed to request troops and horsemen from the king to protect us from the enemies along the way, because we had told the king, “The hand of our God is favorable toward all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who abandon, turn away from Him.”

So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and He answered our prayer.
So we fasted and sought help from our God concerning this matter, and He heard our plea.