My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ezekiel 11

Arrogant leaders

Summary:
God showed Ezekiel the arrogant and wicked leaders, and told him to prophecy against them, telling them that they think they are the creme of the crop, but they will die violently. As he prophesied, one of them fell down dead, and Ezekiel was gutted, but God told him that this is what must happen. They are scattered, but they will be restored. Then it'll be sweet.

Then the angels took Ezekiel to Babylon, and Ezekiel talked to the Jews there.

Key verse:
17. I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.

My thoughts:
All the prophecy from around the exile in the Bible prophesies God's judgement on Israel. I wonder how much 'prophecy' there was around telling the people that everything's fine. Most prophecy these days does seem to be very positive and encouraging. A lot of biblical prophecy does not seem to be.

2 Comments:

Blogger Huggies said...

Now you need to say things about Ezekiel 11:19
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Go!

7:47 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Ezekiel 11:19

"I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh."

It's true. We cannot serve two masters. We must be absolutely sold out towards God.

Does that mean we can only truly love one person? Of course not! We must extend our love to many people. Mother Teresa loved whoever she saw. Jesus loved multitudes. Would you say that their heart is, then, divided? Our heart can, nay must, be shared between many people, but must be undivided towards God.

9:48 am

 

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