These chapters hark back to the first few chapters where Ezekiel is told he is a watchman for Israel (and Judah). He is to give the warning for judgement—which he does. Then he also relays the encouraging message that God will work with his people while in exile, then eventually bring them home again.
Has God given you a message that needs to be shared with the church, with your small group? I believe Ezekiel’s vision was a powerful reminder to him that God called him. Have you had an encounter with God—either through the Scripture? or by the Holy Spirit? or through God’s people? How does God speak to you? Are you able to recognize God’s voice?
Dear Lord God, please keep my ears and eyes and heart open to hear your voice. Teach me to recognize and understand your call to me. Give me courage to speak your truth to my sisters and brothers.
SONG Earth to God, by John Rich
In 2023, each week's blog is a follow-up reflection written by the preceding Sunday’s preacher to dig deeper into the sermon topic and explore engaging discussion questions.