Ezra 3 finished up with many (but not all) of the Jews celebrating the momentum they were gaining coming closer and closer to the fulfillment of prophecies that they had anticipated for decades. God was making it happen! And then all the sudden, there's a buzzkill. Opposition, waiting, and humiliation all over again and without reason it seemed.
Ezra 4 confronts our response to disappointment, to having to wait, to being reminded of our weakness. Come ready on Sunday to remember why worshipping God is worthy of all the mess in between.