Ezra: True Man of the Word

Artwork for God's Masterwork, Volume 2: The Story of God's People—A Survey of Joshua-Esther

Some people stand out from the crowd—charismatic, confrontational, and colourful, while others tend to blend—quiet, contemplative, and studious. While the popular opinion might be that only the first group has the greatest spiritual impact on the world, Scripture is filled with people from both groups who have impacted the world positively for the Lord. Ezra, who falls into that latter group, is certainly no exception. Given the responsibility of leading a group of God’s people back to Israel from Babylon to reestablish the proper way of worship, Ezra performed admirably—not because he was an electric personality but because he was a true man of the Word.