Ezekiel 28

In the Word today Ezekiel 28, the king of Tyre had a great skill in trading. His empire amassed great wealth but it led to pride and he regarded himself as a god. The downfall of Tyre was caused by his pride; thinking he had the power to protect his people instead of being humble and knowing that it’s God’s power that provides safety and prosperity.

Our future is a bright one because our King cures sins and eases us of our troubles. The lesson from today’s reading is that it’s important to understand where our blessings come from. We should use our talents for God’s purposes and when we do, there is true happiness. The great basketball coach of UCLA which won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period from 1964 – 1975 said this once, “talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

Click on the piano piece above or link to it here: Just As I Am – Norm Hastings, Piano . While listening, reflect on today’s reading. What lesson is God teaching? Think about what you may pray for today. Is there a skill you have that can be used for God’s purposes?

Each day with God can be amazing because we can breathe in freedom with every breath we take because we are loved and forgiven. Once a sinner but now saved by grace because of the victory won by Christ.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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