The Fast at the River
#6 in Rebuilding: A Study in Ezra & Nehemiah
“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to ____________ from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods. For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who __________ him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.”
So we fasted and _____________ our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty.” – Ezra 8:21-23
Ezra—and all of the Old Testament— is pointing us to the _________ who made a __________ so we could rightly ___________ God and point ___________ ____________ to him.