Ezra 10 Verse 4: “Get up, for this is a matter is your responsibility, and we support you. Be strong and take action.”
This is taken fro the story of Ezra leading the People out of exile. Undoubtedly, the Lord gave Ezra special faith for this journey because He knew Exra’s desire only to glorify God.
When one considers the factors involved in this journey, one can see what great faith Ezra processed, there were several thousand people, inexperienced in travel and warfare, carrying a fortune in silver and gold. Ezra who was to lead them was a scholar, not a soldier, and planning to travel through dangerous country that was riddled with enemies. Yet Ezra didn’t want an army to protect them. God’s brave man and leader indeed.
Why was Ezra so brave, and we all can be too. If Our Lord and Our Friend is at the beginning of the journey and we trust Him, He will remain with us throughout the journey and take us to our destination.
Each of our steps along the way, Our Lord and Our Friend will see to it that we fulfill His loving purposes, and He will never leave us or forsake us.
Hebrews 13 verse 5: “I will never leave you or forsake you”.
We need trust for our journey through life, and Our Lord and Our Friend will be with us all through it.