This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. (Ezra 7:10)
Even the best men, are still men at best. I often quote this to myself as a sober reminder of our need of God and not to put too much weight on humanity’s shoulders. Why? We have God to worship, for He gives us all we need, even in the midst of this world.
Notice in verse 6 it says the gracious hand of God was on Ezra and thus allowed for the king of Jerusalem gave Ezra favor as well. What did Ezra do with this grace (also mentioned in verse 9)? Ezra did what we must do: use it for the Kingdom of God.
Once I heard a man say, “I’m doing the best I can,” for which another said to him, “your best ain’t good enough.” We need God, and we get to Him through His word. Ezra studied the Word of God so that he may live it out. It was not test taking, but true transformation. This allowed his life to teach before he would open his mouth.
We are here, we have such a grace by our faith in Christ, I encourage you to study God’s Word, do what it says, and teach others in the lane you have been given. Often a lesson lived is a lesson learned by others. Love Y’all, Be Encouraged, and remember, I’m pulling for you, cause we’re all in this together!