Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ezekiel 41-44

God continues giving Ezekiel the prophet all the details related to the future holy temple for His people (Ezekiel 41-44).  The temple seems to be a major part of God's plans for restoration. 

God really wants people to know and remember that He is holy.

He wants His people to look carefully, listen closely and give Him attention.

Before Christ there was necessary separation between God and His people.  And today reading through all the regulations and instructions God offers, I am so thankful for what Jesus did for us when He died on the cross.

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?"

I read this today,

"and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east.  His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory."

And, I am reminded that the God of Israel in this scripture is our God, and He gives us glimpses of His glory too.  Ezekiel's not the only one.

My mind immediately takes me to the beach, sitting in the sand and listening to the crashing waves.

How about you?  What comes to mind as you read today?

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

I thank You for being with me.  I thank You for showing me Your glory.

Forgive for all the ways I fail to reflect Your pure love to others.  Help me to love like You do, without holding back.

I pray for all those who need Your healing touch today.

You are my Rock and my Redeemer.

In Jesus name I pray,

Peace of Christ,

*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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