Ezra is a type of Christ. According to Ezra 7:10, the priest Ezra set his heart to study the Law of Moses, to practice it, and to teach God’s statutes and ordinances in Israel.
Jesus grew up studying the Law of the Lord. From this lifelong study He knew that the whole of the Law hung on the words, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and your neighbor as yourself.” He also practiced it – all the way through to the pain of unwarranted conviction and undeserved crucifixion. Lastly, He set His heart to teach the God’s statutes and ordinances in Israel. This teaching effort was cut short by the crucifixion.
Though the crucifixion cut short Jesus’ teaching ministry, yet it was resumed upon His resurrection and ascension into heaven. From there He teaches all who will listen. And though He was not a priest when He was on earth, He took up the priesthood according to the order of Melchizedek once He resumed His place in heaven.
Thanks be to God that our Ezra reigns in heaven forever!
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.