Daily Reading

Thursday, September 16, 2021
September 16th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 32-34 Ezekiel's job is like that of a watchman, but the people treat him like what (33:30-32)?  God indicts the shepherds (leaders) of the people—what did they do wrong?  Who will the Good Shepherd be who is described in chapter 34:11-24?  What will be the ultimate blessing of the reign of the One from the line of David (see 34:25)?Family Devotions-Scripture & Qu...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
September 15th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 28-31 The prophecies and laments over the fall of a number of nations fill our reading today.  Learn how the fall of Tyre is likened to the fall of Satan (28:11-19).  What was Egypt's failure (29:6-7)?  Have you been a "staff of reed" to anyone?  What is the refrain repeated again and again by Ezekiel throughout this section?  What is the theme of the prophecies ...
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
September 14th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 24-27 God reveals to Ezekiel, who is in exile already, that back home (about 900 miles away) Jerusalem had been besieged.  Ezekiel then embodied a couple of oracles in how he handled his wife's sudden death and his being mute until a fugitive comes and reports what has happened from Jerusalem.   The nations are judged by how they treated God's people in their tim...
Monday, September 13, 2021
September 13th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 22-23 These two chapters have long lists of the sins of the people.  They remember to sin in all kinds of ways, but they forget God (22:12).  The allegory of Oholah (Samaria) and her younger sister, Oholibah (Jerusalem), speaks of the younger sister learning nothing of her older sister's fate.  In the midst of this, did God find anyone standing in the breach befo...
Sunday, September 12, 2021
September 12th, 2021
Preparing for Today's Message:  Read through the entire book of Hebrews.......
Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 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 s...
Friday, September 10, 2021
September 10th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 18-19 What is the accusation against God in chapter 18?  Are the ways of the Lord not just or are the ways of the people not just?  Does God find pleasure in the death of anyone (18:23)?  What should be our response (18:32)?  Chapter 19 is a lament for the leaders of Israel—it is difficult to be certain of all of the details but the despair of chapter 19:14 is th...
Thursday, September 9, 2021
September 9th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 16-17 Chapter 16 is an extended metaphor.  God had rescued the discarded baby and then cared for her.  When she was grown, he married her and provided for all of her needs and wants, but what did the bride do?  Have we forgotten the day of our youth (16:12, 43) and been unfaithful to the God who loved us so?  In chapter 17, we find a parable that talks about Baby...
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
September 8th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 13-15 What do the false prophets do that is so wrong?  They say, "Declares the Lord" (13:6), but what are the real sources of their so-called prophecies (13:1, 17)?  How does false prophecy "disheartened the righteous" and "encouraged the wicked" (13:22)?  How bad is the situation – could heroes like Noah, Daniel and Job change these things?  What is Jerusalem co...
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
September 7th, 2021
Daily Scripture & QuestionsEzekiel 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 ...