Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

以斯拉 7:10 以斯拉立志考究遵行耶和華的律法,又將律例典章教導以色列人。

Zerubbabel rebuilt the physical temple, but the other half of the job, rebuilding the spiritual temple, was not done. The Israelites needed to be taught about the Law of the Lord especially after their many years in exile. Ezra returned to Jerusalem to fill in the gap. From verse 6 we learn that Ezra was a priest and “a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses”, and, more importantly, “the hand of the Lord his God was on him” (vv. 5, 9). We live in a time of spiritual famine regarding the Word of God (Amos 8:11). Verse 10 shows why God’s hand was on Ezra: it was that his heart was set not only on studying the Law of the Lord but also on acting upon it and on teaching it to others. This is what is also needed today! Would you be able to put your name and whom you will teach into Ezra 7:10? “For I, _____________, have set my heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach [God’s] statutes and rules to ___________.” May God raise up more modern-day Ezras, from young to adult, for His kingdom!

所羅巴伯重建了聖殿的建築,但還有另一半工作,即重建屬靈的聖殿沒有完成。 以色列人必須被教導有關耶和華的律法,尤其是在流亡多年之後。 58年後以斯拉回到耶路撒冷填補這空缺。 從第6節我們知道以斯拉是一位祭司,也是“是一個文士,精通耶和華—以色列 神所賜摩西的律法”,更重要的是,“耶和華他神的手在他身上”(5、9節)。 我們生活在一個關於神的話語的屬靈飢荒時期(阿摩司書8:11)。 第10節說明了為什麼上帝的手在以斯拉身上:這是因為他的心不僅著眼於研究耶和華的律法,而且還遵行並教導他人。 這也是今天所需要的! 你能將自己的名字和要教導的對象填入以斯拉記7:10嗎? “_____________立志考究遵行耶和華的律法,又將律例典章教導_____________。” 願上帝為自己的國度興起更多現代的以斯拉,從少年人到成年人!