Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
1 Samuel 7:3
And Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 29:18
O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and direct their heart unto you:
2 Chronicles 12:14
And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
2 Chronicles 19:3
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the idol poles out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.
If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;
LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
To do it
And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock:
If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
And to teach
And you, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God, that is in your hand, set magistrates and judges, who may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of your God; and teach them that know them not.
They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice upon your altar.
2 Chronicles 17:8
And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
2 Chronicles 30:22
And Hezekiah spoke encouragingly unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the LORD God of their fathers.
And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spoke unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.
For the priest's lips should preserve knowledge, and they should seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be diligent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
But you speak the things which become sound doctrine: