Spiritual Rants: “Hell On Earth” November 19 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Ezekiel 39:1-40:27 James 2:18-3:18 Psalm 118:1-18 Proverbs 28:2

Old Testament: Ezekiel 39:1-40:27 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Ezekiel 39:1-40:27    Hell On Earth Chapter 39   This chapter naturally flows from the previous chapter.  It is a continuation of the description of the battle between Israel and the Gog-Magog coalition.  They will be destroyed (vv. 6-7). The description is of “Hell on Earth” which, I believe, is the […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Dem Bones” November 18 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Ezekiel 37:1-38:23 James 1:19-2:17 Psalm 117:1-2 Proverbs 28:1

Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-38:23 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Ezekiel 37:1-38:23  Dem Bones Chapter 37   This chapter is the source of an old spiritual, “Dem Bones.” It is about Israel being brought back to life after the judgment of the last chapter.  Ezekiel is told to speak to the dead, dry bones of Israel and tell them […]

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Spiritual Rants: “A Deja View” November 17 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Ezekiel 35:1-36:38 James 1:1-18 Psalm 116:1-19 Proverbs 27:23-27

Old Testament: Ezekiel 35:1-36:38 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Ezekiel 35:1-36:38    A Deja View Chapter 35   If you think reading about judgment on Edom seems familiar then you’re right.  We heard judgment pronounced on them in Isaiah (34; 63:1–6), Jeremiah (Jer. 49:7-22), and earlier in Ezekiel (Ezek. 25:12-14).  Edom was Israel’s natural enemy going back to the […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Watch Out” November 16 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Ezekiel 33:1-34:31 Hebrews 13:1-25 Psalm 115:1-18 Proverbs 27:21-22

Old Testament: Ezekiel 33:1-34:31 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Ezekiel 33:1-34:31   Watch Out Chapter 33   This is the last section of the book of Ezekiel (Eze. 33-48).  The prophet was re-commissioned in this chapter as a watchman.  Ezekiel was appointed a watchman over Israel (Ezek. 3:17).  McGee imagines that the watchman was the person who was stationed on the […]

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Spiritual Rants: “Unshaken Or  Stirred” November 15 Daily Bible Readings in a year: Ezekiel 31:1-32:32 Hebrews 12:14-29 Psalm 113:1-114:8 Proverbs 27:18-20

Old Testament: Ezekiel 31:1-32:32 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com Ezekiel 31:1-32:32   Do The Math Chapter 31   Ezekiel compares Egypt to Assyria (cf. v. 2b-3).  Neither come out very good. Chapter 32   This chapter contains a lament for Egypt (v. 16).  It’s so sad that such a great nation is going down (sarcasm).  Look at them now.  They’re still not doing so well […]

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