Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
Keep It Simple, Sister
These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
Ezra 2:62 NIV
When Jeff and I got married thirty years ago, we had a tiny little house. But I had a “junk drawer” that held all those little “things” that I just knew I would use someday. As our family grew, so did the junk drawer. Soon it became the “junk closet” and then the “junk garage.” Why did I feel the need to save all that stuff? I began to realize that trying to organize the clutter was keeping me from precious devotional time with the Lord. I’ve found that clutter can’t be organized, it just needs to be given away.
After the Jews were freed from Babylonian captivity, they needed the papers that proved who the priests were; but they had lost them in that worldly city. The clutter of Babylon and captivity had stolen what was really precious. Are you lost in the clutter of your home? Is God’s Word mixed in with a pile of papers and junk? Do you feel captive by all your “things?” Remember, we’re pilgrims passing through. It’s all going to burn anyway.
Calvary Chapel Downey