A Heart Prepared for God
An essential part of doing anything that is significant in our lives is preparation. We often set aside time and resources to prepare for many of the things that are important to us. Serving God is one of the most important things we will do and preparing a heart to search His word and then put it into practice is essential to our faith.
Ezra is a great example of someone who did just that. Ezra 7:10 shows us just what he was willing to do as a man that God could use for His divine purpose. In the Bible, both young and old, experienced and beginners are encouraged in preparing their hearts (Ecc. 12:1, Eph. 6:4, Rom. 10:10, Prov.23:6-8, Matt.12:34-35).