Reflect on Ezra’s example of service and leadership. When you begin a challenge that involves restoring your and other’s relationship with God, how well do you do each of these tasks?
- Prepare for the task (Ezra 7): Ezra prepared his heart to seek, do, and teach.
- Seek God’s direction (Ezra 8): Ezra depended on God and was determined to do things God’s way.
- Grieve over compromises (Ezra 9): Ezra was distraught over the people’s compromises and he cried out to God.
- Restore separation (Ezra 10): Ezra confessed the sins of the people and began to separate them from it.