When they arrived at the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site. According to their ability they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver and 100 priestly garments. Ezra 2:68-69
Ezra records the return of the exiles to Judah. One of the first priorities was to re-institute worship in the temple. The leadership and generosity of the heads of the families is evident as they return to their homes, but moreover, to God.
Am I creating a spiritual environment for my kids to thrive in my home? Is my wealth spent more on my house or worship?
God, I want my house to be that Deuteronomy 6 place where you are spoken of in conversations from morning till night. Oh I pray as this day begins that You will be honored today.