Daily Devotion – September 29, 2018

Isaiah 45:12-13

I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

The same One who created man and stretched out the heavens and the earth raised up Cyrus to liberate His exiles, and build His city of Jerusalem. While the rebuilding of the city was actually accomplished later through the decree of Artaxerxes, it was Cyrus’s leadership that first laid the groundwork for this project by allowing the Jews to return from Babylon.

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