48“And the name of the city from that time on will be:
THE LORD IS THERE.” (Ezekiel 48:35)
Hello Friends! I hope y’all had a great week. I have been away on a six-day training event for work, so I was unable to post. I even forgot my Bible and had to spend today catching up on the Old Testament reading as we finished our last big “book” of the OT. If you look at the OT by number of books, the Book of Ezekiel marks completing two-thirds of the OT. But in terms of the number of pages, in my Bible (The Jesus Bible), I only have 154 pages left in the OT! Earlier in this year we’ve had books almost as long. So the next three months will take off some of the pressure to invest as much time in your reading. What will you do with that free time?
The Book of Ezekiel wrapped up with some Torah specific measurements as the prophet received visions and distinct directions on how the Temple of God would be rebuilt in Jerusalem, which we will soon read about in coming months. Ezekiel’s visions give a measurement-by-measurement guide on how the Israelis will rebuild the second Temple for Yahweh.
Next week we are going to read the Book of Daniel, another notorious book full of two of the most colorful and well remembered stories of childhood Sunday Services: the Angel of the Lord protecting Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; and Daniel in the lion’s den. I hope that I can teach you something new in the upcoming days from this classic book.
I will be spending the day getting caught up on my podcasts, once I finish previewing this week’s new music released. It’s been an amazing set of catchy tunes dropped today in Spotify, or most likely wherever you get your streaming music. I am not sure where to even start, so I’ll just go with the first track in the playlist, the new single by Jonathan Traylor, an amazing, fun, catchy song called “Hope.” I love this song!
Reading plan: Hebrews 9
Deeper reading plan: Ezekiel 47, 48