• Artaxerxes Sends Ezra to Judah Devotional

    Ezra 7:1-26

    God has given us not only His infallible and inerrant Word to guide us in the truth but also teachers whom He has equipped to instruct us in this Word. We should therefore pay heed to the godly and wise teachers whom the Lord has appointed in His church, and we should thank God for the teachers He has given us. It is a blessing indeed to sit under sound instruction in the Word of God. View Resource

  • Private Interpretation Devotional

    Ezra 7:10

    It is common for people to say things like, “That may be what the text means to you, but what it means to me is….” We are not allowed, however, to find all sorts of contradictory meanings in a given text but must instead work to discover the single meaning intended by the author. The best way to do this is not to study the Scriptures by ourselves only but also in concert with other mature Christians who have great understanding of the Word of God. View Resource

  • Studying, Doing, and Teaching Devotional

    Ezra 7:10

    One commentator has noted that if Ezra could esteem Torah, that one small portion of Scripture, we should be much more eager to plumb the depths of the completed canon that we possess today. Regular Bible study should be a part of every Christian’s life, and should include both the simple reading of the printed page and further detailed study in which we work hard to understand the more complex portions of the Bible. View Resource

  • The Piety of Ezra Devotional

    Ezra 7:27-28

    When we make plans to secure the favor of others, how often do we entreat the help of God? As we set out to accomplish the mission that the Lord has given us, we must recognize that we will not find favor in the sight of others unless God grants it to them to look kindly on us. As we look for the favor of others, let us not forget to ask for the Lord to give it to us, and let us not forget to thank Him when He does so. View Resource