Yahweh warned Israel not to tie themselves to foreign gods through marriage. But when those same foreigners left their gods to honor him, Yahweh welcomed them with open arms. Yahweh's people were not as welcoming. Ezra and Nehemiah loved God, but they were misguided to exclude foreigners from joining God's people. Since Ezra and Nehemiah weren't exactly models for godliness and reform, what can we learn from their stories? How can we welcome others in the family of God who are different from us?
Bible Reading: Isaiah 56:3,6-8 in contrast to Ezra 4:1-3
Host: Cheree Hayes Message: Dr. Carissa Quinn Production: Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley Bible Reading: Dan Gummel Theme music: Grant William Harold Background Music: Pete James Johnson, Reflections
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