Saturday, September 11, 2021

Daily Scripture & Questions
Ezekiel 20-21 The elders came and wanted to inquire of God, but then Ezekiel refuses their questions.  Instead he reviews history with them.  Why have the people of God survived at all (20:9, 14, 22)?  Will God restore them yet again (20:33-34)?  Will they deserve this, or will it be that they then know that the Lord is God when He deals with them thusly for His name’s sake?  Beginning in chapter 20:45 through chapter 21, the message is of great destruction.  What is to be Ezekiel's destruction (21:6-7)?

Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions
Read Ezekiel 20:33-44. God promises to do what? Why will He deal graciously with His people (v. 44)? In verse 39, God challenges the people to not mix their idolatry with the mention of His name. How do we sometimes ruin our talking about serving God while in reality serving idols in our hearts?

Biblical Prayer Focus
Isaiah 64:1-4 "
Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil—to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence!  When you did awesome things that we did not look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.   From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him."  

Inquire of God, seeking Him and asking Him to reveal His matchless glory among the peoples. Pray with the saints around the world, "Come quickly, Lord Jesus." Ask the Lord for the Spirit's help in being patient and waiting for Him, since He is God who acts for those who wait for Him.
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