If Only…

Today’s reading: Ezekiel 29:21; Daniel 4:1-37 I feel the insanity in my life today. I just spent over 6 hours to defend myself on paper and realized that I could have avoided this all, if I only followed the Hold Spirit in me! But, then, God is teaching me another

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Attention to Detail

Today’s reading: Ezekiel 44:4-31; 45:25; 46:1-24; 47:1-23; 48:1-35 Do you feel as if we are re-reading Numbers and Deuteronomy all over again? I do! Then, I realize how careful God is with all details. That makes me feel so much better because God takes care of all details in my

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Bigger & Better

Today’s reading: Ezekiel 40:1-49; 41:26; 42:1-20; 43:1-27; 44:1-3 Does today’s reading remind u of something else? Yes – it does sound similar when the Tabernacle was described or when the temple was built by Solomon. But, this temple seems to be so much grander. And “the prince himself is the

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The Great Equalizer

A couple of thoughts from today’s reading … 1. God has a message for a number of nations of that time. For example, “Elam is there, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword. All who had spread terror in the land

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Valley of Bones

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 37-39 Today’s reading brings with it a note of optimism and pleasure as Ezekiel is shown a valley of dead bones! Maybe in some way this is descriptive of the world in which I live! – Dead bones – dead people! Ephesians 2 says my world in

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Entitlement

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 33:21-33; 34-36 It seems to me that we start at the lowest point in history for Israel – the fall of the beloved city, Jerusalem! And I seem to hear God’s voice answering the familiar question shot at God constantly – it’s not fair what You do

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Cheering for the Underdog

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 26-28 I am thinking that today’s reading is somewhat like me watching a super team systemically destroy some junior team in a brutal way, and wishing the junior team would somehow turn a corner and make a brilliant play and overcome the super team!  Is that what

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Misguided

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 25:1-17; 29:1-16; 30-31 As I was thinking about today’s chapter with its pronouncements of judgment against Israel’s enemies, who are used to inflict God’s discipline on His people, it is curious to note and even rather puzzling that these pronouncement are made before the final fall of

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Mourning Denied

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 24 Even singles can hardly imagine having to lose one’s spouse in order to teach a lesson to others. Surely, it was only by God’s strength that Ezekiel was able to bear the object lesson. In his culture, others would expect Ezekiel to tear his clothes, put

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What Do You Love?

Reading through the prophets can be challenging but a pencil can be a great help! As you read, interact with the passage by underlining key phrases/ideas, noting questions, circling repeated words, … anything that “jumps out at you.” Then when you are finished, go back over the notes you made

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