Ezra 7:10…

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Ezra 7:10, “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.”

This one’s brief:

1. Know what I notice about that? Ezra took it upon himself to grow up, be a man, and maturely chase after God’s law and wisdom for himself. He didn’t wait for a big spiritual experience to occur–he didn’t hit rock bottom morally and get slapped in the face with some horrible experiece to “wake up” and change things. He made a decision to go after God by seeking God’s law and God’s wisdom. He self-started himself to do it.

2. We need to prepare our hearts when we approach God. “..approach God? What’s that..mean..?” When we’re sitting in church listening to a sermon, when we’re listening to a worship song, when we’re having a personal quiet time or prayer time–whatever–let’s “prepare our hearts” to be enriched by the Spirit of God. Don’t halff-@$$ it, that’s just rude, and it really doesn’t help much, anyway.


Comments left by other people on this post, from original facebook Note on my “Travis J” facebook:

Tiffany Bobbitt Hmmmmmmm
Thats pretty good. Ummmm true that we need to seek God. However, sometimes as humans we need to be “put in our place” in order to follow God fully ,so it not a bad thing to first learn that we need or understand things by being broken. 🙂

Bye Bye Friend
November 5, 2006 at 2:43am ·

Cassie Ballard Lawson Good stuff Travis… i saw the same thing when i first read that verse before i read your comment on it. The word prepared really stuck out too. It kinda like cooking food. You can’t start cooking until you’re prepared and have all the stuff you need to make it, including washing your hands (gettin clean), and without turning the oven on (letting it get hot slowly…)
Have a wonderful week! 😀

November 5, 2006 at 7:55am ·

Heather Gregory My dad always says that we need to “prepare our hearts” and on that note I think preparing our minds. Like on Sat. so many people stay up late and are only half wake when they go to church, if they even make it out of bed. So get a good nights sleep and your heart might be better equipped to learn something.

November 8, 2006 at 7:27am ·


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