Providence: God is Great and God is Good

Through the entire return and rebuilding episode, the Exiles realize lessons about God’s sovereignty: that God is faithful to complete his work, that while he uses human agents, he is ultimately sovereign in accomplishing his purposes, that he often uses trials to accomplish his will in us, and that he often uses men’s bad purposes for his own, and our, good.

Rebuilding and Revival

Often in times of spiritual lethargy or when we’ve thrown in the towel because of opposition, God sovereignly moves by His Word to revive His people to renew their efforts to accomplish His work.