The eye of God
Ezra 5:5 But the eye of their God was watching over the elders of the Jews
For 16 years the Jewishe exiles have suffered opposition in their efforts to rebuild the temple.Finally they are forced to stop their work and in the intervening years they lose their passion for rebuilding their own homes and establishing business.Haggai 1:1_5.The prophets Haggai and Zechariah then challenged the people to put God first and to build His temple.5:1,2
What inspires their renewal passion and commitment?The assurance that the eye of their God is watching over them 5:5
The enemies sent a report ti king Darius.We see the sovereignty of God in operation.Darius wrote Leave the work on the house of God alone.I Issue a decree that you must do whatever you can help to build this houseThe full cost is to be paid out of the royal treasury God has His people everywhere to help His servants .We see that opposition only worked for good because God’ s people got more than what they had earlier.The temple was completed with the help of God.