Tuesday, September 20, 2011
“For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments” (Ezra 7:10 KJV).
Ezra was a priest and “a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel” (verses 11,12). Today’s Scripture tells us that Ezra valued the things that God esteemed. God wanted Israel to know Him and His laws, and He wanted them to obey His laws. Ezra, as a Jew, sought to know JEHOVAH and His law, and to obey Him. Furthermore, Ezra desired to teach His people (Israel) the law of God.
We should all be as Ezra, who valued God’s Word, and desired to teach God’s Word to others. As saints of God, we are His vessels in this present evil world. We have a God-given commission to be Christ’s “ambassadors” (2 Corinthians 5:20). God left us here on earth because we have a ministry, and He has given us His written Word, our instruction manual. Everything that God wants us to know is found in His Word, the King James Bible.
If you are a man or woman of faith, your heart will beat synchronously with God’s heart. You will desire what God desires. The Bible tells us in 1 Timothy 2:3,4: “God our Saviour… who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” God wants everyone to be saved, so we should want everyone to be saved. Also, God wants everyone to come to a spiritual maturity. Since God wants us to know His Word, He wants us to share with others the truths taught in His Word.
We marvel that God wants to use us, lowly creatures who still rebel against Him at times, to accomplish His work. Just as Jesus Christ’s heart beat synchronously with His heavenly Father’s heart, “Not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42), so our heart is the heart of Christ, beating synchronously with our Father’s heart! Let His will be done!