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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 231 – The Valley of Dry Bones

    Day 231 – The Valley of Dry Bones

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about how Jeremiah the prophet tells the people to brace themselves for the destruction of Jerusalem and goes on further to say that the bones of its priests, prophets, and inhabitants will be brought out. This is going to happen since God’s people have gone after foreign gods of […]

  • Day 230 – A New Heart

    Day 230 – A New Heart

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the Israelites know they have been chosen by the Lord and that he dwells in the temple. They believe that God will remain with them no matter their actions. However, in Jeremiah, the Lord tells the people to go to Shiloh. Shiloh is a place where sacrifices that were […]

  • Day 229 – Shepherds of Israel

    Day 229 – Shepherds of Israel

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about leadership. In Proverbs, we learn that the role of a king is to be the person who has been entrusted with the people of God. In Ezekiel God rebukes the shepherds of Israel who have not cared for the sheep but rather only themselves. The Lord is a […]

  • Day 228 – The Watchman’s Duty

    Day 228 – The Watchman’s Duty

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we have a pivot point in Ezekiel, the destruction of Jerusalem occurs. There are obligations of a watchman. He is responsible for warning the people of an impending attack. If they fail, he will be responsible for his failure. The Lord tells Ezekiel that he is the watchman for the Israelites. […]

  • Day 227 – The Towering Cedar

    Day 227 – The Towering Cedar

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in Ezekiel we see an extension of the prophecy against Pharaoh. He tells the people of Judah and Jerusalem what will happen to the nation in which they placed their trust. Egypt will collapse and they should have trusted in God instead. Jeremiah begins preaching that Jerusalem will be destroyed. He […]

  • Day 226 – Unfaithful Israel

    Day 226 – Unfaithful Israel

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about freedom and sometimes we think that having boundaries will limit our freedom. There is a difference between a license (getting to do whatever we want) and freedom (the power of doing what we ought to do). Interior freedom allows us to love and worship in the way God […]

  • Day 225 – Our Will Versus God’s Will

    Day 225 – Our Will Versus God’s Will

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read how Ezekiel speaks about the downfall of Tyre and Sidon. These wealthy cities are on the Mediterranean Sea. Tyre has become overcome by pride. When God gives us wisdom, wealth, and beauty we can become too proud and think it is our right to be in ourselves. The Lord […]

  • Day 224 – The Weeping Prophet

    Day 224 – The Weeping Prophet

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Jeremiah who is also a priest. He spends most of his life and prophetic ministry in Judah. He is known as the weeping prophet. He has a sensitive heart for the people and he is sensitive to the Lord. God tells Jeremiah that the people will not listen […]

  • Day 223 – Responding Well

    Day 223 – Responding Well

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we wrap up Isaiah and he speaks of the day when we will all rejoice in Jerusalem. We hear that all who mourned over her will rejoice. This extends the promise that God made to Abraham, of land, dynasty, and blessing. Ezekiel preaches about how wrong it is for […]

  • Day 222 – Idolatry and Adultery

    Day 222 – Idolatry and Adultery

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read how the Lord wants to bring his people back to him. Ezekiel creates a metaphor with two women named Oholah. They come from Egypt and are the harlot from Assyria. God’s people are his and he is protective of them. Later Ezekiel’s wife dies. The Lord will not allow […]