(38 verses, 4:09 to read)
What I am about to Read
- When God “I”, we can be certain.
MARK & LEARN
- 1-15: In an interesting prophecy, the land itself is promised that the enemies that abused it will suffer justice. The whole creation groans under sin (Romans 8:19-24), not just those made in the image of God. The new creation will be bring joy for all creation. The promised return to the land Abraham was promised harkens back to Eden and looks forward to the new heaven and new earth after the resurrection of all the dead.
- 16-21: Lest the house of Israel forget why they were exiled, the Lord reminds them that they too were defiling the land. How? Through idolatry and immorality. They were given God’s name, and they profaned it. They were His people, yet turned away from His hand.
- 22-38: In one of the most important and beautiful portions of Ezekiel, count how many times God says “I.” Meditate on these verses and be reminded of the wonderful promises Jesus gives in Baptism.
- God promises for the sake of His own name, “I myself will: gather you (24), sprinkle you clean from idolatry (25), give you a new heart and remove your heart of stone (26), put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes (27), cause you to dwell with your fathers in the faith and be My people and I will be will be your God (28), and help you fight against your own sinful flesh by knowing how how ‘not good’ sin is (31).”
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Christopher Stout, Pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Kannapolis, NC & Abundant Life Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC