Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Daily Scripture & Questions
Ezekiel 9-12 Who receives a mark and for what reason?  Note how the glory of the Lord departs in stages beginning in chapter 10 but then actually leaves at the end of chapter 11.  Ezekiel's message had been harsh, but he shares what hope in chapter 11:14-21?  Chapter 12 records a number of words of the Lord.  How would you paraphrase the two words of the Lord in chapter 12:21-28?

Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions
Read Ezekiel 11:14-25. Ezekiel has been warning the people. What terrible things happen in verses 22 and 23? What good thing does God promise that He would do in the future (verses 16, 19-20)? Rejoice that God gives us new hearts as we trust Jesus as our Savior, fulfilling this very prophecy!

Biblical Prayer Focus
Psalm 71:12-16
 "O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt. But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone."

Pray that the Lord would help you recall His righteous acts and His promised presence with you. Ask Him to help you hope in Him more and more so that you can endure the hard things you are facing.
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