September 12, 2015
Today, we start Ezekiel QT. Ezekiel is a priest prophet of Israel during the time of exile of King Jehoiachin under Babylon. Israel’s king for the most part did evil in the eyes of the LORD and led people astray, which lead to Babylonians taking over and enslaving Israel.
God gives Ezekiel is a vision of awe and might. There’s thunder lightning storm with bright lights and four unidentifiable flying creature that is a mix of a man, lion, ox, and eagle, and they’re on fire, and lightning flashed from them.
What does this mean? What was God trying to say to Ezekiel through this vision during Israel’s time of exile and slavery? What is God trying to tell me through these passages today?
I don’t know. As amazingly loving and forgiving as God can be, HE also has this mysterious and mighty side. Even within each creature, there are 4 faces, man, lion, ox, and eagle. I cannot possibly understand God in his entirety. I can only experience Him and learn more about Him little by little each and every day. And that’s more than good enough for me, and just about most I can handle.
Application: take it easy, do laundry, and have some rest today