Insights on Today's Reading
Ezekiel 32 - Do you ever cry over your enemy? God called Ezekiel to lament over Pharaoh of Egypt. God used this as a warning to Pharaoh, but also a warning to anyone who would see themselves as a ruler apart from God. Each leader needs to remember that they are where they are because God has appointed them, Romans 13:1. In some instances, God shows mercy, as He did with Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4. Only God knows when a ruler needs to be removed.
Ezekiel 33 - Though this chapter is often seen as "The Watchman's Chapter" it is broken down into four parts: God Warns in verses 1-11. God is Fair in verses 12-20. God Judges in verses 21-29. God Sees the Heart in verses 30-33. Yes, God called Ezekiel to be a "watchman for the house of Israel" verse 7. In a sense we all are watchman over those God has placed on our hearts to seek their salvation.
Ezekiel 34 - God also calls His servants to be shepherds over His people. Israel had too many shepherds that cared more for themselves than they did for God's sheep. God Himself says He will be a Shepherd who will seek for His lost and wandering sheep. Note verses 11-16. What Jesus said in Luke 19:10 is so true: "...I have come to seek and to save those who are lost."
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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