What made Ezra so special? Why was he unique? Why was he sent to teach the people? Two things: Ezra set his heart to study the Law of the Lord AND he put the Law of the Lord into practice. Both are required for wisdom. I sometimes hear the students I work with say that they can't figure out what God wants them to do. The first part of the problem is that they don't set their hearts to studying God's Word. God's moral will is made obvious to us through His Word. We know what he thinks about moral subjects (see my other explanation of this here), so we don't need to pray for direction when it comes to those. From His Word we find God's character, and we begin to understand His desires for us. The second part comes when God's Word is then put into practice. It's not enough to just know the Word; wisdom comes when the Word is lived out. Wisdom isn't that hard to attain; it just requires determination. Ezra didn't just set his heart to know the Word; he actually lived it.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.