Ezekiel 17-19

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Josh: Ezekiel 18:29 (HCSB)  “But the house of Israel says, ‘The Lord’s way isn’t fair.’ Is it My ways that are unfair, house of Israel? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?”  It is okay for me to be curious about what God is doing but when I cross over into thinking that God is unjust or unfair, I have committed a great sin and have lost sight of God.

Lindsey:  Ezekiel 18:14  (NLT)  “But suppose that sinful son, in turn, has a son who sees his father’s wickedness and decides against that kind of life.”  A lineage of bondage can become a legacy of freedom with a generation committed to obedience.   

What stood out to you from Ezekiel 17-19?

Ezekiel 14-16

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Josh:  Ezekiel 16:5-6 (HCSB)  “No one cared enough about you to do even one of these things out of compassion for you. But you were thrown out into the open field because you were despised on the day you were born. I passed by you and saw you lying in your blood, and I said to you as you lay in your blood: Live! Yes, I said to you as you lay in your blood: Live!”  Quite frankly, this scene really grosses me out.  An unwanted newborn who had been discarded.  But what a beautiful picture of God’s heart for us.  We were helpless and dead and he brought us to life, brought us home, cared for us, and called us his own.  Wow!

Lindsey: Ezekiel 15:7 NLT “And I will see to it that if they escape from one fire, they will fall into another…” *Tremble*

What stood out to you from Ezekiel 14-16?

Ezekiel 10-13

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Josh:  Ezekiel 11:19-20 (HCSB)  “And I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh, so they may follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.”  I like how it says, “I will give them one heart” and “I will remove their heart of stone.”  We all need God to do this.  He is the one who stars the process of removing the old and giving the new.  I’m so glad that God doesn’t leave us alone to try to figure it out.  

Lindsey: Ezekiel 12:7 NLT “So I did as I was told…”  Lord, help me to do as I am told. It seems so simple, but it is so difficult sometimes. Help me abide in you because in you is life and the strength to obey.

What stood out to you from Ezekiel 10-13?

Ezekiel 5-9

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Josh:  Ezekiel 9:10 (HCSB)  “But as for Me, I will not show pity or spare them. I will bring their actions down on their own heads.”  This reminds me that God does show great mercy but he also has to discipline for sin.

Lindsey: Ezekiel 6:10a (HCSB)  “And they will know that I am the Lord”  My Bible’s notes said that this phrase (or a variation) is mentioned 70 times in the book of Ezekiel! 

Braelynn:  Ezekiel 8:16b (HCSB)  “…with their backs to the Lord’s temple and their faces turned to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.”  If you disobey God, you’re in trouble.

What stood out to you from Ezekiel 5-9?

Ezekiel 1-4

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Josh:  Ezekiel 1:12 (HCSB)  “Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the Spirit wanted to go, they went without turning as they moved.”  What a great example to me on how I should live.

Lindsey: Ezekiel 3:10 (NLT)  “Then he added, ‘Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself.”  First I have to listen and take God’s Word into my heart before effectively sharing it with others.

What stood out to you from Ezekiel 1-4?

Lamentations 3-5

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Josh:  Lamentations 3:33  “For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind.”  This is always a good verse for me to remember.

Lindsey: Lamentations 3:38 NLT “Does not the Most High send both calamity and good?” Point to ponder.

What stood out to you from Lamentations 3-5?

Lamentations 1-2

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Josh:  Lamentations 2:6a  “He has done violence to His temple as if it were a garden booth, destroying His place of meeting.”  The Lord would rather see his people worship him in heir hearts than a building any day and he’s willing to destroy his temple to awaken them to his truth. 

Lindsey: Lamentations 2:17 NLT “But it is the Lord who did just as he planned…” Always. He is a God of His word.

What stood out to you from Lamentations 1-2?

Jeremiah 51-52

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Josh: Jeremiah 52:13 (HCSB)  “He burned the Lord’s temple, the king’s palace, all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the nobles.”  The temple is burned.  So sad.  As the smoke filled the sky, this had to have been a defining moment for many Israelites who got to see first hand the result of leaving the Lord.  So sad.

Lindsey:  Jeremiah 51:5  (NLT)  “For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has not abandoned Israel and Judah. He is still their God, even though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.”  I don’t have anything earth-shattering to say. (Not that I ever do! lol). I just stared at and pondered the portion that says, “He is still their God, even though…”

What stood out to you from Jeremiah 51-52?

Jeremiah 50

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Josh: Jeremiah 50:4 (HCSB)  “…the Israelites and Judeans will come together, weeping as they come, and will seek the Lord their God.”  Do I weep when I realize I’ve sinned against God? 

Lindsey:  Jeremiah 50:5 (HCSB)  “They will ask about Zion, turning their faces to this road. They will come and join themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.” I like that phrase “join themselves to the Lord.”

What stood out to you from Jeremiah 50?

 

Jeremiah 49

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Josh:  Jeremiah 49:19b  “For who is like Me? Who will summon Me? Who is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”  No one is like you, God!  I’m so glad you adopted me and now you’re my protector.

Lindsey: Jeremiah 49:10 NLT “… there will be no place left to hide…”  A reminder that God sees everything and that even in the hardest times, I must make Him my hiding place. Dear Lord, please help me do this time after time, even when I’m tempted to seek shelter elsewhere.

What stood out to you from Jeremiah 49?