For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.
For what importance shall it be if only we live a life of comparison. How many are those times you have compared yourself to Paul,Peter or rather all apostles. And our Messiah Jesus Christ.??? You surely has always referred to what they did “demonstration of power”. I know you have always wanted to demonstrate it but have you thought of what it takes?? I know you have these question in your mind. Didn’t Christ give it to me? Yes he did. Its potentially within you. So then how do you exploit it?? Now this where you need to do more than comparison and start looking beyond what they did and look at these features:
1. The knowledge of the word God
2. Prayer life.
The knowledge of the word of God comes with the much time you give into reading it. All things, riches, success,power etc is in the word. It is a bank of all imperishable Treasures.
Ask them that you really admire. When they tell you their story don’t just think it’s pride. It’s all they did and still Pressing on.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Another part is prayers. How will your prayer be effective without the word of God??? How will you understand the word without prayers? When you exercise the word of God in your prayers, you must get revelations about it. God will always listen to these fragrant prayer made in reference to his own word.