Day 244

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Ezekiel 37:1- 39:29; Ezekiel 32:1-16 (NIV)

Jen Powers, Reception, CYFM and Student Ministries Assistant

I must admit that I don’t truly understand, nor could I explain the meaning of all these prophecies we see in Ezekiel. But as I read these chapters, there was one thing that my heart kept coming back to, one truth that brought me comfort. We serve a powerful and sovereign God. We may not be able to explain or understand everything the Bible says, but we can most certainly trust that the God of all creation knows exactly what He is doing. If we belong to Him, then we can rest in the truth that His plans for our future are perfect plans!

I can’t help but wonder if even Ezekiel understood all that he was called to prophesy. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. But one thing was clear: he was hearing from God and needed to obey, for nothing happens outside of God’s perfect knowledge and will. We may never know exactly how and when the future will play itself out, which is hard for some of us to stomach, but the one thing we can know for sure is that God is faithful. When He promises, He delivers. His word is our promise; it’s as simple as that.

We try so hard to fit the infinite wisdom of God into our small, finite minds, when the fact of the matter is, if God could be so easily explained He would cease to be God. It’s like trying to fit all of the oceans of the world into a Coke bottle; it’s just not possible and I am okay with that. Quite honestly, it’s the fact that God can’t be fully explained that brings me comfort and security. My God is a big God, and no matter what He plans or how He plans to do it, I know I can rest in the promise that He will never leave me or forsake me. As we see written multiple times in chapter 37, “I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

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4 responses »

  1. Great perspective, Jen. We don’t know, and probably can’t know, what every prophecy in the Bible means, but when they’re fulfilled it will be abundantly clear that God’s Word was and is accurate. I heard one Bible teacher make this comment about prophecies: Every prophecy in the Bible will be fulfilled exactly the way it’s written… but not necessarily the way it’s interpreted.

  2. Great job Jen,
    As with all interpretive material, you get multiple interpretations. In my opinion this is by design so each example speaks into multiple lives and circumstances… to reach more people.The messages speak into the season of your life and spiritual walk so some verses give you one meaning when you are younger and a very different message now. This is why bible studies like this are so meaningful because we get to benefit from all the other perspectives and Godly insight. If we knew it all and understood everything we read from the bible, we wouldn’t be left hungry for more and it’s our faith that carries us through the unknown.

  3. Thank You, Father, for Your restorative power. There is nothing that is too dark or too dead that You cannot revive. Speak to my dry bones and the darkness in me. Breathe Your life and shine Your Light in all the hidden places and bring YOUR life, all for Your glory and honor. Amen

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