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Hello Friends,

Take a good look at this verse in the Old Testament.

“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 7:10

Go ahead and read it again.

Did you see the progression? Did you notice the obvious steps?

Study.

Do.

Teach.

Ezra first devoted himself to the study of the Word. Then the actual doing of it (which is called observance in certain versions of the Bible). After that, with confidence, he taught it to others.

This is such an important concept for us to capture. The Word of God must get into our souls and affect the way we live before we run around trying to get others to believe it.

This reminds me of the word of Jesus in Luke 6 when he said that those “who hear my words and put them into practice is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock.”

Church: let’s dig down deep!

Blessings,

Pastor John
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