Now Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the Lord, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:10 HCSB
I have committed my life to studying and teaching God’s Word and helping Sunday School teachers more effectively study and teach their class members each week. It is a humbling responsibility to teach God’s Word. James 3:1 says, “Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment.” God expects more of those who are teachers.
Ezra was a student of God’s Word and desired to teach its statutes and ordinances to others so they also could know and follow God’s will. It is admirable that he studied, obeyed, and taught God’s Word. Whether we are a teacher or not, all believers should desire to do the same thing – to study, obey, and teach God’s Word. God desires to speak to all of His children through His Holy Word, the Bible.
Challenge: Determine in your heart that you are going to spend time reading God’ Word each day, studying it and hiding its precepts in your heart. God’s gracious hand will be upon you as you seek to do His will in your life. If you are not a teacher and feel that God has given you the spiritual gift of teaching, consider teaching a Sunday School class. You will receive a great blessing as you study and teach His Word each week.