In a time when too many of us are following our hearts, Ezra’s example is that we determine the path of our heart.
May I consistently follow Ezra’s passion for God’s Word to “study it, obey it, and teach it.”
I must choose to be thankful. A thankful heart is not something that “just happens” or that someone stumbles into. A thankful heart recognizes there is so much out of my control. A thankful heart is a heart at peace.
A few years back, LifeWay began producing “Gospel Plan” materials that begin with “God Rules.” I use this approach often, especially with children, because it is imperative, in my opinion, for us to begin our understanding of the gospel from this point:
God is Creator of all things, and as Creator, He alone has the right to create the rules.