365 Devotionals: Something New
Memory Verse: Memory verse: So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man [an angel] whose appearance was like bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway. Ezekiel 40:3 AMP
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Here is a list of key people – the who’s who of overcomers, found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ezekiel. Acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. In Judaism and Christianity, he is also viewed as the 6th-century BCE author of the Book of Ezekiel, which reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some call the Millennial Temple (or Third Temple) visions.
Today’s Devotional Reading: Ezekiel 43 – 45
If everyone followed God’s plan for provision, there would be no hungry and certainly no starving souls. Instead, we have a world where the rich get richer and poor get poorer, and the gap between them is larger than the Grand Canyon.
In today’s reading, God laid out a plan for provision for the Priests and levites Levites (who owned little as the Lord was their “inheritance” and they were to receive offerings from the people only), for the people of the land (who were limited in wealth, but not disparate), and for the Prince (who owned much). No one was left out, regardless of public stature.
From Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Ezekiel 45:
In this chapter is further represented to the prophet, in vision, I. The division of the holy land, so much for the temple, and the priests that attended the service of it (Ezek. 45:1-4), so much for the Levites (Ezek. 45:5), so much for the city (Ezek. 45:6), so much for the prince, and the residue to the people, Ezek. 45:7, 8. II.
God is Jehovah Jireh, “Our Provider” (or, the Lord will provide). With the coming holiday season, many people will gather gifts for themselves and loved ones. Hopefully, many will also gather much to give to those who are less fortunate than they, remembering how Jesus said that the poor will always be with us.
Maybe this year you can give (or continue to give since I know some of you already do) a hallelujah for someone in need. You can raise a hallelujah even if you have no money or possessions. It will only cost you a moment in time – but the returns are everlasting.
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