Monthly Archives: October 2020

October 29, 2020: Day 68 – Ezekiel 16

This is a difficult chapter.  The entire premise of this chapter revolves around the image of Israel as a whore.  There, I said it, but I didn’t actually say it first, the Bible did!  I’m not blaming the Bible for … Continue reading

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October 28, 2020: Day 67 – Ezekiel 15

Instead of the prophet being given another object lesson to show to the people, Ezekiel is asked a question by God in regards to the usefulness of a vine branch.  What purpose does a vine branch serve?  The only purpose … Continue reading

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October 27, 2020: Day 66 – Ezekiel 14

You don’t normally see a reference to Old Testament characters lifted up as examples of faith within the Old Testament.  You see it all the time in the New Testament where Abraham and Moses are lifted up as examples of … Continue reading

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October 26, 2020: Day 65 – Ezekiel 13

Now Ezekiel has a word against the prophets and priests and religious leaders of Israel.  He says that they only speak “out of their own imagination.”  That is a pretty serious accusation and one that no religious leader would ever … Continue reading

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October 25, 2020: Day 64 – Ezekiel 12

Once again Ezekiel is given an object lesson in order to teach the people of Israel and he is told to act out what is going to happen to the “prince” or the king of Judah who lives in Jerusalem.  … Continue reading

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October 24, 2020: Day 63 – Ezekiel 11

Ezekiel is given good news to give to the exiles who found themselves scattered in Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon.  God points out to Ezekiel the root of the problem which was found in the individuals named Jaazaniah and Peltiah who … Continue reading

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October 23, 2020: Day 62 – Ezekiel 10

While this chapter can be extremely confusing, if you look at the overarching theme we find it as God is working in complete concert with God’s creation.  All that God does, all that God says, all that God creates, all … Continue reading

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October 22, 2020: Day 61 – Ezekiel 9

What a tragic chapter.  It reminds me of Abraham trying to deal with God in order to save the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18.  Read it again if you haven’t read that chapter in a while.  Abraham … Continue reading

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October 21, 2020: Day 60 – Ezekiel 8

The prophet is led by God to witness a whole slew of abominations, some of which might have been toned down, but were probably in the original fairly obscene.  Ezekiel is taken from his place in exile in Babylon and … Continue reading

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October 20, 2020: Day 59 – Ezekiel 7

This is a very direct and powerful oracle against Israel, even to the point where it states that the home of the Lord, which would be the temple, would be filled with the violent and they will profane it.  You … Continue reading

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