Thank you, Father God, for the beauty of your Word. Thank you for your Holy Spirit who keeps His hand upon me as I read and study. Thank you for placing a continuing desire to know more of you. Thank you for the peace and assurance that knowledge brings. I come with a grateful heart in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylonia, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, for the good hand of his God was on him. For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.”(Ezra 7:9-10 ESV)