For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. (Ezra 7:10 NASB)
In the age of the internet, we find that we can find solutions and answers for almost anything. We are a self-help generation, set on experimentation, faith in people, objects, and words of wisdom from the likes of Oprah and Dr. Phil. We read countless parenting books, dating manifestos, and blogs, even seeking “Christian living” advice, but somehow we have forgotten that the divine word of God has every answer we ever needed, and what we collectively have forgotten is how to set our hearts to study the scripture.
One thing we can learn from this passage in Ezra is that he just didn't study the law of the Lord, but he practiced it. Sometimes God will respond to things slowly because he wants to teach us how to seek Him in His word, and practice what He is teaching us. Another thing we can see is that Ezra set out to teach the scriptures as well, which when we set our hearts upon God’s word and solutions, our actions glorify God, allowing to see our Heavenly Father shine through us.
Let's remember to seek first the kingdom of God and before going to the world with advice on how to navigate this journey we fall life. Let's set our hearts upon His word, sisters, for God is the almighty counselor.
God I thank you for your Holy Word and that it provides every answer for every need in my life. Help me to set my heart upon your word, practice what you teach me, and help me to teach others. Thank you for loving me Jesus. In your precious name I pray, Amen.
Do you find yourself seeking answers in self help sections or the internet?
Is your heart set upon seeking wisdom through Scripture?
Chelsi Woods is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.