Scripture: Ezra 7

Topics: Confession, Motivation

A humble and capable man of God, Ezra journeys from exile back to Jerusalem, determined to teach the Law of the Lord to the people of Israel. When he discovers that many have sinned grievously against God, he repents and intercedes on their behalf. Foreshadowing the priesthood of Christ, Ezra is willing to take on the sin and shame of others in order to move towards reconciliation with God.