Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done exactly for the house of the God of heaven; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons? Bible

“for why should there be wrath.” The ancient Persians were polytheists, but they believed that if the gods were not properly appeased they would be angered and would cause problems on earth. In effect, that was true but not for the reasons they thought. If people do not obey God, He cannot effectively protect them from attacks by the Adversary.

Commentary for: Ezra 7:23