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Celebration of Passover
Today's Passage: Ezra 6:19-22
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119. On April 21 the returned exiles celebrated Passover.
20. The priests and Levites had purified themselves and were ceremonially clean. So they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the returned exiles, for their fellow priests, and for themselves.
21. The Passover meal was eaten by the people of Israel who had returned from exile and by the other in the land who had turned from their immoral customs to worship the LORD, the God of Israel.
22. They they celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days.
There was great joy throughout the land because the LORD had caused the king of Assyria to be favorable to them, so that he helped them to rebuild the Temple of God the God of Israel.
Ezra 6:19-22 NLT
There are several traditional celebrations mentioned in this passage.
Are you familiar with any of them.
I encourage you to look them up and find out more about them.
Who is this passage about?
What is happening?
Where are the people of Israel?
What does the Lord cause?
Please give us understanding into the culture of celebrations.
Allow us to be grateful for all the moments that you gave opportunity of favor in our own lives.
Keep us aware of the history of our faith. Let us not take it for granted.
In your holy name,
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