In Ezra 7:9, we see that “according to the good hand of his God on him,” Ezra came to Jerusalem. A life with God’s hand on it can be described as a blessed, happy, abundant life!
In the next verse, we see a simple outline that is connected with the idea of Ezra’s having God’s hand on him. The Bible says:
“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)
Ezra prepared his heart to do three things:
- Seek God’s law.
Do it, or obey it.
Oh, that my life would have God’s hand of blessing on it! Oh, that I and others could see His protection and provision daily! With this desire, though, comes a clear opportunity. If I would have God’s hand on my life, I surely can have it, as Ezra did!
Oh, that I would prepare my heart to seek, obey, and teach God’s Word, the Bible! Oh, that I would daily wake up hungry for His words, be quick to obey what I find, and teach others to obey, too!
Oh, that today would be a day like that!