Presentation on theme: "Your Heart, Gods Hand Ezra 7-8 Outline Devote your heart to Gods wordDevote your heart to Gods word Entrust your life to Gods handEntrust your life."— Presentation transcript:
Your Heart, Gods Hand Ezra 7-8
Outline Devote your heart to Gods wordDevote your heart to Gods word Entrust your life to Gods handEntrust your life to Gods hand Steward all Gods EntrustedSteward all Gods Entrusted See Gods hand on your lifeSee Gods hand on your life
Devote Your Heart Ezra had a devout Lineage (7:1-6)Lineage (7:1-6) Heart (7:10)Heart (7:10) Method (7:10)Method (7:10) –Study –Do –Teach
Jeremiah 15:16 16 Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
Psalm 1:2-3 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
Entrust Your Life He followed Gods will (7:14,18,20,26) He refused the Kings protection (8:21-22) He begged Gods protection (8:23)
Steward all Gods Entrusted Be Faithful (8:26-30, 33-34) We will all give an account (1 Cor 3:13-15)
1 Corinthians 3:13-15 silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
See Gods Hand Ezras unique theme Ezra believed & stated it –Gods provisions (7:6,9,27-28) –Gods people (8:15-18) –Gods protection (8:22, 31)
Psalm 139:5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!" So God granted him what he requested.
Psalm 32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Commitment I will Set my heart on Gods Word Place my life in Gods hand Steward alls Gods entrusted Watch for Gods hand on my life