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Ready in the Word Ezra 7:6 records a character trait of one of God’s choice men – Ezra. This character trait is known as being READY in the Word, and being READY in the Word will always lead to the place of blessing – as it did Ezra. The first part of the verse reads, “Then Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given…” Question: What does it mean to be READY in the Word?

There are three words that define the word READY that need to be acquired in our present day living. 1) The word Ready can be defined as QUICK. Hebrews 4:12, “For the Word of God is quick…” I believe Ezra understood the importance of allowing the Word of God to be quick in him and through him. Quick refers to one who is made to live, have life, or to be lively. So, because Ezra was a ready scribe, he was quickened, or made alive, by God’s WORD! The Word brings certain life to a soul, and all who come across its gripping power desire It’s Life giving truths. Two things must be brought to the attention of the mind: (1) A saint must make the Word of God a part of his life so he may have life to live for Christ, and (2) A saint must allow the life of the Word to live through him in such a way that the life of the Word will be transferred to others, raising them from deadness toward God.

2) The word Ready can be defined as SKILFUL. Hebrews 4:12 goes on to say, “…and powerful, and shaper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The Sword of the Word is what does the diving of fallacy and Truth, what is wrong and what is right, in someone’s heart. The problem is that we don’t know how to effectively use the Sword of the Spirit because our lives are not found in it nor fashioned around it. The majority of Christians are living off of someone else’s walk with God. Hebrews 5:13, “For everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe…” Study the verses around verse 13 and you will find that God’s people were weak in the faith and unable to teach others because of their lack of being Ready in the Word. We are to busy desiring other things, and though they may be good things, they are taking us away from the most important need in our lives – an understanding of God’s Word. It has no priority in our lives, and, therefore, we know not how to wield the Sword of Truth as we should. Please, Christian, learn the importance of the weapon of the Word, and use IT!

3) Lastly, the word Ready can be defined as DILIGENT. 2 Timothy 2:15 comes to mind asking us to, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God…” Why? Because 1 Peter 3:15 says, “…be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Our diligence to be ready in the Word could mean the conversion of an atheist, a Mormon, a close family member, etc. Our diligence to be ready in the Word could mean the strengthening of a family situation, a weak church body, or a soul near suicide. Our diligence to be ready in the Word can give us victory over the old man, vitality in our ministries, and vision for guiding the family in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Consistency in the Word is the key to having a consistent flow of the blessing of God being poured out from heaven and flooding our lives.

As we look at Ezra we understand that he was “a ready scribe” meaning he was quick, skilful, and diligent in the Word, but what did this readiness in the Word bring to his life? His readiness in the Word brought about a powerful public testimony that even the king recognized! Therefore Ezra 7:6 continues to say, “…the king granted ham all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.” God was on Ezra is such a way that it was obvious he was a man of God. His readiness in the Word displayed a realness of God in his life. Question: Are you in the Word, Ready, so you can display the realness of God in such a way that the blessings of God are poured on heavy? Be READY IN THE WORD! JMS


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