- With Jerusalem having been rebuilt, with the wall surrounding the city rebuilt, they now needed residents.it was only natural that some would desire to go to the home of their ancestors, but there was a greater need for the community to have people stay in the capital city, the city that houses the religious center.
- Application: The one noteworthy thing that stands out to me is the acceptance of doing what is right for the larger group than for self. Reflect on this for a moment. Would you not want to go to the land where your father resided? Surely you would, but as you considered the prospects for the important city – what are you willing to do?