For a while, before I read this book, I felt like God was telling me to read it. It helped me confirm this idea for the blog, along with some other things. God has been dropping the word help into my spirit for years now, and when I found out that Ezra means help in Hebrew, I knew it was time to read it. According to Crossway, it takes 40 minutes to read the book of Ezra.
Just a reminder, it’s best to let scripture interpret scripture. I like these resources because they help me better understand scripture, but I may not agree with everything they say. As in all things, pray and invite God to help you in your time of reading and studying. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and use discernment when using resources outside of the Bible itself. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
Here is an additional resource I recommend looking into after you read Ezra through on your own:
Leave me a comment below if you have taken the 40 minutes to read Ezra. Do you know any other great resources for this book? Leave them below!