"In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid;" Ezra 6:3a
IN JESUS TODAY!
How many know that Jesus has issued this similar decree for each household? Are you the leader of your home? If so, Jesus is calling you to build your home as a place where you offer sacrifice of praise unto Jesus our God! Jesus is a firm foundation and this is where every home should start regarding the building of any home or family. Jesus is that strongly laid foundation that will usher in prayer as a family together and praise from each individual in the home.
REMEMBER TO LAY A FIRM FOUNDATION…
In this story King Darius refers to an earlier decree that King Cyrus made. Darius desired to be blessed in his kingdom and he knew that King Cyrus had laid the foundation for blessings in this earlier decree, however there seemed to be a cover-up where some people, not wanting to have worship or sacrifice made unto God, had taken and hid this decree. Likewise, our society is doing everything to hide this decree that comes from Jesus to us that tells us to build our house on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. Do you lead your home in sacrifice and worship to Jesus? Or are you trying to hide this decree? Here is how Darius handled the situation, he stated,
"Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews build this house of God in this place." Ezra 6:7
Darius tells us, do not stand in opposition to God's work in your family's life. Build your house on Jesus! Do you desire to be blessed in your home? Build your home on Jesus!
Darius further warned anyone that stood in the way of progress,
"Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon;" Ezra 6:11
God is serious about your home so build peace and joy by making Jesus the foundation of your family and home.
LET NOTHING PREVENT YOUR PROGRESS, BUILD ON JESUS!