Ezra 7:27 & 28

"Praise be to the Lord, the God of our fathers, who has put it into the king's heart to bring honor to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in this way and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the Lord my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me." NIV translation

We once again see Ezra's faithfulness as he gives praise to God for all that has happened with the king. He recognized the hand of God upon the situation as well as the favor that was upon him and gave the glory to God. We also see that the focus of his heart was honoring God and His house in Jerusalem.

Ezra Chapter Seven Study Quiz