What was so special about Ezra?

So there’s a book in the bible named for Ezra. Yet He wasn’t super talented or athletic or charismatic in personality. So what made him so great?

Here’s what the bible says about him.

For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10

He studied Gods word,
obeyed God’s word,
And taught God’s word

I’m going to call this the Ezra principle.

As someone who has spent much of his life practicing music skills, I am being drawn more and more to the Ezra principle.

I’m finding great blessing for my mind and heart, as I spend time in God’s word.

Here are a couple of verses that jumped out at me.

Psalms 119:27-28
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.

Matthew 4:4
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ’”

God’s word……it’s what’s for breakfast.