Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Was It about Ezra?

Wow, what was it about Old Testament Ezra? The authorities granted Ezra’s every request, ‟for the hand of the Lord his God was upon him” (Ezra 7:6). Ezra set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach [God’s] statutes and rules” (verses 9-10). 

My prayer is that God’s people - especially Christian leaders - will pursue and spread the statutes and principles outlined in the Bible with the passion of Ezra. I pray Gods people will be given the grace to trust that the good hand of God” will be on them. As Jesus said:

. . . do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ 
or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ . . . 
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31, 33