God choose you because of His grace and love. Why did God choose Ezra? Overall God is gracious. The Bible tells us that God already choose us before the creation of the world. Isn't we are blessed that God already choose us before we exist.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Strengths and Accomplishment of Ezra:
1. He observe God's word
2. He led the second group of exiles
3. He is concern keeping about the details of commandments of God.
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
He work along side of Nehemiah.
In the New Testament version Barnabas was with Paul. Barnabas means the son of Encouragement.
Hebrews 10:25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
It was evident that God is faithful and gracious. Even if our forefathers disobey God, still the 12 tribes of Judah is complete. As God's people, we should pray for more workers.
How to be capable of doing something?
We must learn. We should realize we are not competent.
2 Corinthians 3:5-6 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
He urge the people to have fasting. Shame on you, if you didn't pray. Set-apart means to make holy. Sanctification is ungoing of the Holy Spirit or use by Him.
How we consecrated our things on your house? Simply use it for God's glory then it will be sacred. They offer a sacrifice to God, as for us loving Him for He first loved us.
Matthew 5:24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.