Ezekiel 1

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Passage Lookup

Ezekiel was one of the temple priests deported to Babylon in 597 B.C. after Jerusalem fell because of sin against God. In a vision, he saw where God dwells. There was a brilliant light and like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around God.

It’s challenging to interpret the meaning of this reading but we can learn beneficial lessons from subjects we cannot fully understand. One lesson today is that God loves us so much that He sent His son to suffer, bleed, and die for our sins and that by accepting Christ as Savior, we can be with God in that brilliant place described in today’s reading. The second lesson is that when we accept Christ as Savior, we become connected to the amazing power of the Holy Spirit that this vision from Ezekiel introduces.

God dwells in a perfect place and we do not. That’s why He sent Jesus as Savior who changes not only our circumstances but changes us as individuals from the inside out. My Pastor made a point in a sermon once that we should see our preferred future and build momentum for life by envisioning the possibilities; looking forward to what God will do for us. For more points or thoughts to share with others, visit this link: Sermon Podcast.  Add a comment of a point from a sermon you have heard that touched your heart.

Although I might not understand fully this vision of Ezekiel written about in today’s passage, I can pray today that my actions will continue to build momentum as I follow the teaching of Jesus Christ for a future with a different outlook and a promising connection to an amazingly powerful God.

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