Ezra 10:4,5 Get up, Ezra. This is your responsibility, but we will support you. So be brave and do it. So Ezra got up. He made the leading priests, the Levites, and all the Israelites promise to do what he said.

Listen: Do What You Can Do

Listen: Do What You Can Do

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d planned, when you’re facing opposition, when it’s hurting, when you’re frightened and dismayed, every fibre of your being ends up screaming at you – stop, give up!

The reason I know that is that I’ve been there more than once – many times in fact – both in my personal life and especially in the life of the ministry of Christianityworks that I’ve been involved in for the last couple of decades. You just kind of want to pull off the road, sit there stunned for a while, then turn around and go home.

Ezra, the Old Testament prophet, was faced with an incredibly daunting task. Israel had returned to the Promised Land after seventy years in captivity in Babylon. The place and the people were a mess. Jerusalem needed rebuilding and the nation itself – God’s own people – needed rebuilding too, since they’d been ruined again and again by their own evil deeds.

Hey, more than enough to make him want to throw in the towel and go home. But he was the leader whom God had appointed to this overwhelmingly huge task. So the people said to him …

Ezra 10:4,5 Get up, Ezra. This is your responsibility, but we will support you. So be brave and do it. So Ezra got up. He made the leading priests, the Levites, and all the Israelites promise to do what he said.

Listen, some days we just need to bite the bullet, get up, step out, one foot after the other, and go and do what God’s calling us to do. I know that may not what be what you want to hear, but it’s true.

Get up Ezra. This is your responsibility.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.