Renungan harian alkitab, Ezra 8, sabtu: ‘fasting and praying, berpuasa dan berdoa’

Ezra 8:22-23 (NKJV)  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.”

So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.

Setelah mendeklarasikan iman bahwa Tuhan Allah Israel adalah Tuhan yang maha kuasa, maka umat Israel tidak meminta perlindungan Raja dalam perjalanan mereka, mereka beriman kalau Tuhan akan melindungi mereka.

Para pembaca terkasih umat Israel melakukan tindakan iman dengan berpuasa, berdoa dengan tekun, dan melangkah berjalan. Dan sungguh dengan doa puasa terjadilah penggenapan iman mereka’: kuasa Tuhan nyata turun melindungi mereka.

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