Tuesday, December 24, 2019

December 21-27
Ezra & Nehemiah: Leaders in Israel

Let's be honest: Ezra is not very nice.

Neither is Nehemiah.

And yes, they're both godly people . . . 

But easy to get along with?

No -- not if you disagree with them. Not if you don't go along with them. Not if you have a different view of what God wants from us, here in Jerusalem.

With these two, in other words, it's always "my way, or the highway" -- and that's true, no matter how rich and powerful you are.

In short, they may be the leaders we need.

But why can't God give us leaders we like?

For more on this topic, go to this week's Adult Bible Study Guide.

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