Verses: This Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the Lord, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him.
Insight: God was pleased with Ezra and showed him great favor with the King. Like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego before him, his life was marked by faithfulness to God. When we study God’s word we experience a closeness to Him as well as a deeper understanding of how to show the love of God to those He places us around.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you’d give me a hunger to reach and study the Bible. I ask for your favor over my life today. Lead me like you did Ezra. In your name, Amen.