Temple Flow

Handwritten page from the book of Ezra chapter 6 verse 4 through 14.
Ezra 6:4-14

Synopsis     Ezra 6:4-14     6/15/2020 

King Darius replied to the letter from the provincial governor. The governor wanted instructions on how to respond to the Jews who were rebuilding the Temple.  

The king instructed him to support the effort to rebuild. And, he was specifically forbidden from taking any action that might slow the construction. Additionally, the king instructed the governor to pay the workers and provide the supplies that they needed to complete the project. And this included the animals necessary for the priests to perform atoning sacrifices.  

What’s more, the king warned in his letter that anyone who defied his orders would be subject to death. 

Temple Flow 

With the support of protection and additional resources, the Jews working on the Temple reconstruction accelerated their efforts. As a result, they made great progress in the construction.  


Flow can be thought of as a state focused effort toward some specific outcome. It occurs when the chain of events necessary to complete a project seem to effortlessly “fall into place”.  

And while working in God’s flow doesn’t mean I don’t have to work hard. It does mean that one evidence of God’s favor in a project is that a harmony forms between my effort and the resources necessary to achieve the outcome God intends.  

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Matt 11:30 

June 17, 2020

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