DAILY BIBLE READING for Week of November 4-10, 2018
11/4 Ezekiel 4-6 - In chapter 4 Ezekiel describes the vivid object lesson he would give the people of Israel as he depicts the siege of Jerusalem. In chapter 5, Ezekiel is to cut his hair and demonstrate God's judgment against His people. In chapter 6 Ezekiel cries out against idolatry. Also, in chapter 6, Ezekiel will begin using a phrase, "Then they shall know the Lord" that is repeated several dozen times throughout his prophecy.
11/5 Hebrews 5,6 - In chapter 5 the author speaks highly of the priesthood of Christ as being superior because He is a priest after the order of Melchizedek. In chapter 6 the writer gives a strict warning to those who have been brought to the brink of salvation and turn away from trusting the Lord.
11/6 Ezekiel 7-9 - In chapter 7 Ezekiel speaks of a coming invasion from Babylon. Chapter 8 speaks of the defilement of the temple in Jerusalem. In chapter 9 God will send out angels who will mark those who grieve over Israel's sin but then He will judge those who don't have this mark on them.
11/7 Ezekiel 10-12 - In chapter 10 Ezekiel speaks of the glory of God departing from the Temple in Jerusalem. In chapter 11 Israel's leaders will be judged but a remnant of the people will be spared and God will provide a little rest in the countries where they are dispersed. In chapter 12 Ezekiel is used by God to show what will happen when Israel is deported.
11/8 Hebrews 7,8 - In chapter 7 the author speaks of the temporary nature of the priesthood of Aaron and the eternal nature and effectiveness of Christ's priesthood. In chapter 8 Christ is seen as a Mediator of a better covenant than Aaron.
11/9 Ezekiel 13-15 - Chapter 13 records God's judgment against the false prophets of Israel who try to deceive the people into a false sense of security. Israel's idolatrous leaders are promised judgment in chapter 14 and they are told that even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in their land the rest of the people would not be spared. In chapter 15 God uses the vision of a vine as being worthless for any building, thus speaking of the worthlessness of Jerusalem's inhabitants who are unfaithful to God.
11/10 Ezekiel 16-18 - In chapter 16 Ezekiel starts off showing God's grace and mercy to Israel, but then shows how they acted as prostitutes with the neighboring nations. Chapter 17 gives the illustration of two eagles depicting Israel and Judah, and then Ezekiel speaks against Zedekiah's rebellion against Babylon. Chapter 18 God speaks of every individual will be held accountable for their sins. But, God does not take pleasure when the wicked die.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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