Solomon’s temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. The Jews were either killed or carried off into captivity to Babylonia.
The Jewish exiles than returned under Ezra and Nehemiah in 537 BC to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and to begin building a new temple, which was labeled Zerubbabel’s temple. This temple was completed and dedicated in 515 BC.
Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? Haggai 2:3)
Yet, the Lord said, “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former…”
Today, I prayed:
Lord, help us American believers to quickly forget what lies behind us in our nation and to reach forward to what lies ahead. So that we continually press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ, never weeping over our yesterdays and embracing You as our Ancient of Days each moment of our lives. (Based on Philippians 3:13-14 and Daniel 7:22)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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