The enemies of Judah worked hard to get the building of the temple stopped. They wrote letters to kings and discouraged leaders. It was a mess.
But then, King Darius found Cyrus’ decree int eh archives and proclaimed:
Ezra 6: 2May the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it, so as to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have issued this decree, let it be carried out with all diligence!
I can just hear the resounding shout: “Get back to work, Boys!”
I like this part of the verse: “May the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow and king or people who attempts to change it…” because, you see, God dwells here, in me.
It reminds me of a verse in Philippians “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (1:6)