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Month: August 2021

2021 Day 243 – Ezekiel 16-17

2021 Day 243 – Ezekiel 16-17

Throughout the Bible we see proof that there is only one God.  The phrase “I am the Lord” occurs 84 times in the book of Ezekiel.  Many of those times include something that God says He is doing so people will know that He is the one God.  “and I will execute judgments upon Moab. Then they will know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel 25:11)  “Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt. Then they will know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel…

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2021 Day 242- Ezekiel 13-15

2021 Day 242- Ezekiel 13-15

Ezekiel wrote a parable comparing the Jewish people to a vine.  “Your mother was like a vine in a vineyard planted by the water, fruitful and full of branches by reason of abundant water.” (Ezekiel 19:10)  That vine grew strong and tall. (vs. 11)  This is referring to the times God blessed His people and they prospered.  But then the destruction followed. (vs. 12)  Time after time they turned against Him.  God was patient with them just as He is with…

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2021 Day 241 – Ezekiel 9-12

2021 Day 241 – Ezekiel 9-12

We know that God is love. (1 John 4:8)  Love does not mean He does not care what we do or how we act.  “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” (Hebrews 12:6)  The Israelites seemed to think God was not a just god because He had expectations of them.  “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is…

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2021 Day 240 – Ezekiel 5-8

2021 Day 240 – Ezekiel 5-8

Throughout the Bible we see God taking care of His people.  Often there were tough times, but those who had faith and followed Him were rewarded for their faith.  Ezekiel was given a message to share with the people and part of it was to encourage those in Babylonian captivity.  “Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give…

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2021 Day 239 – Ezekiel 1-4

2021 Day 239 – Ezekiel 1-4

God had important information to share with His people and He spoke those words directly to Ezekiel.  “And he said to me, ‘Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”’ (Ezekiel 2:1)  He also has important information to share with us today.  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy…

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2021 Day 238 – Lamentations 3-5

2021 Day 238 – Lamentations 3-5

Like this passage says, sometimes we need to step back and evaluate our life and be sure it is in line with God’s Word. “Let us search out and examine our ways, And turn back to the Lord ;” (Lamentations 3:40 NKJV) Today’s reading: Lamentations 3-5

2021 Day 237 – Lamentations 1-2

2021 Day 237 – Lamentations 1-2

In a book with the name Lamentations, it is expected to read of much sorrow.  Jeremiah is thought to be the author of these miseries of Jerusalem.  He speaks of how drastically times have changed for the people.  “Jerusalem remembers in the days of her affliction and wandering all the precious things that were hers from days of old. When her people fell into the hand of the foe, and there was none to help her, her foes gloated over her;…

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2021 Day 236 – Jeremiah 51-52

2021 Day 236 – Jeremiah 51-52

Jeremiah chapter 52 describes the destruction of Jerusalem.  We are told many of the details about the temple being destroyed, down to even the day that it happened.  “In the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month—that was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon—Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, who served the king of Babylon, entered Jerusalem.  And he burned the house of Jehovah, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every…

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2021 Day 235 – Jeremiah 49-50

2021 Day 235 – Jeremiah 49-50

The Israelites turned from God at times, but in this section of scripture we see them turning back to Him. “In those days and in that time,” says the Lord , “The children of Israel shall come, They and the children of Judah together; With continual weeping they shall come, And seek the Lord their God.” (Jeremiah 50:4 NKJV) He desires the same from us today. “that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find…

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2021 Day 234 – Jeremiah 46-48

2021 Day 234 – Jeremiah 46-48

In this section of scripture we read of God’s judgement on Moab. One of the things He had against them was their pride. “We have heard the pride of Moab (He is exceedingly proud), Of his loftiness and arrogance and pride, And of the haughtiness of his heart.” Jeremiah 48:29 NKJV James reminds us of God’s feeling on pride and the alternative attitude we should have. “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives…

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