Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:52

Study, Do, Teach

Ez 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.

 

Ezra’s priorities were amazingly simple, yet really helpful. He resolved to study the Word, to do it, and to teach it.

Study must come first. We have to read Scripture carefully and prayerfully so that we might understand what God is saying to us.

 

Knowledge of Scripture is not the end goal. We need to obey it; to be doers and not hearers only. Some of us love to study, and that’s good. If we are not careful, we will be slow about putting what we’ve learned in practice.

 

The last step is also crucial; to teach others. It sounds a bit like the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), doesn’t it. It’s discipling. It’s passing on what we have learned so that others can study, do, and teach as well.

 

It’s helpful to keep these three priorities from Ezra in mind, as of first importance, and in order. When Ezra did so, the good hand of his God was with him. May God’s good hand be upon us, as we study, do, and teach his Word.