Daily Reading – Ezekiel 5-8 / Hebrews 12
Ezekiel 7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Listen. In the back of your mind you’ll hear the voice of your parents as you read this next line. Ready? “If you would’ve listened to me in the first place, this would have never happened.” You heard it didn’t you? The reason you recall those words is because at some point in your life, you didn’t listen to their advice. People think somehow, life has changed over the past few thousand years. Yes, we have more gadgets, more things to take up our time, and faster transportation. Yet, when we get right down to it, living is still getting up in the morning, doing our daily routines, and going to bed. The problem then become, what are our daily routines.
The children of Israel had gone so far from God that their daily routines now included going to God’s House and worshipping other gods. Crying for false goddesses and burning incense to idols. Their daily routine didn’t include God, because in their eyes God didn’t care about them, nor was he watching. God told Ezekiel, I am watching and what I see makes me sick. He said, I’ll destroy this way of life, and when I do, they’ll want to know what the priests envision for their future, but the priests won’t know. If they had followed God’s way of life to begin with, their future was already mapped out for them. There is no new way to live better. The way to live better is to live by the book. To envision your life without God, is to envision a life full of misery and trials.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Making a life plan must begin with God. He must be a part of your everyday routine. Read His word, pray, seek His will. Listen carefully. You will almost hear the voice of God saying “If you would only have listened to me in the first place this would have never happened.”
Are you listening?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director