Hard but Good –  Ezra Ch10

Hard but Good –  Ezra Ch10

This Evening, Colin Adams concludes our series on the book of Ezra. Up till now, the theme of the book has been rebuilding. Rebuilding the temple, rebuilding their worship and rebuilding their nation. Now, in apparent contrast Ezra supervises the breaking of more than 100 marriages. Can this be right?

Divorce is wrong, but Colin concludes that these divorces were right. These marriages were with women from idol worshiping neighbouring nations. It was such forbidden marriages which had caused Israel to sin. It was that which had resulted in the exile. If it wasn’t stopped it would cancel all the rebuilding. This ruthless action was hard but good.