Archives for August 2017

Shepherds

August 31 – Today’s Readings – Ezekiel 34-36 and Psalms 61 Ezekiel 34:1-10 reads, “The word of the LORD came to me: ‘Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool Continue Reading

Responsibility To Watch Over

August 30 – Today’s Readings – Ezekiel 31-33 and Psalms 60 Ezekiel 33:7-11 reads; "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for Continue Reading

“Spiritual Beings” And World Affairs

August 29 – Today’s Readings - Ezekiel 28-30 and Psalms 59 There is complex Biblical thought found in Ezekiel 28. Here is the gist of it – behind all natural power and authority - nations and leaders and civilizations - there is SPIRITUAL power and authority. In These chapters the city-state of Tyre, and in particular the king of Tyre is targeted by God for judgment. It is sure that the Continue Reading

Does God “Discipline” Me?

August 28 – Today’s Readings - Ezekiel 25-27 and Psalms 58 These three chapters teach us an important truth - God is not impressed when any nation, people or spiritual force come against His own people - this is true even when God is in the process of "dealing" with these people because of their sin. For several chapters now, we have been reading about God's judgment of Israel's sin. In His Continue Reading

He Sent One!

August 27 – Today’s Readings - Ezekiel 22-24 and Psalms 57 What a horrible and graphic account of a nation living in sin and ignoring God’s will. Here the Lord compares Israel's lifestyle with that of a woman whose only desire is to have as many lust-filled, sexual relationships as possible. God doesn't hide the fact that this lifestyle can be very pleasant (physically). He even goes into lurid Continue Reading