Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building.
The people of Judah were re-building the temple of the Lord, for his glory and their blessing. It is an example of the reality that whenever a work of the Lord is undertaken, there will be opposition. Guess who ultimately prevailed though? And so, it ever will be! (Isa.14:27)
Daily Reading: Leviticus 4