According to the ancient rabbis, if Moses had not been given the Law, God would have given it to Ezra because of his worthiness. Why was he held in such high esteem?
He had prepared his heart – It’s a Hebrew idiom that means he had completely committed himself to God.
To seek the Law – He was energetically devoted to understanding God’s word.
To do it – He didn’t just want academic knowledge of Scripture. He practiced it. The things he studied were life-impacting, life-changing.
To teach it – Ezra modeled God’s ways to those around him. He was a man of integrity whose lifestyle matched his words, which were rooted in his pursuit of God.
How would our lives, our families, our churches change … if we were more like Ezra?