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Praise for our Cornerstone!

Scripture reading for May 4th:  2nd Chronicles 35-36, Ezra 1-3

Key Scriptures:  Ezra 3:10-11  “When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David, king of Israel.  With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:  “He is good; His love to Israel endures forever.”  And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.”  

Ezra and Zerubbabel organized the workers to rebuild the temple of the Lord at the decree of King Cyrus.  They began the work in the second month of the second year of their arrival.  The first stone laid was the cornerstone and then the rest of the foundation.  When this was laid, the Levites and priests blew trumpets, crashed cymbals, and raised a great song of praise to God for His goodness and love!

Rejoice in our foundation:  “For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious Cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.”  Not to you who believe, this stone is precious. . .” (1st Peter 2:6-7)

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