Monday--Ezekiel 23. Two interesting phrases in the middle of the chapter: first, because of her wickedness, it says of Jerusalem that "her mind was alienated from them [the wickedness]." Isn't it amazing how we can start off enjoying bad things, but eventually we can't stand to actually think about the bad stuff, even though we still do it? And the second phrase: talking about God, "then my mind was alienated from her." Even if we don't like to do bad stuff, if we still do it, God isn't going to want to dwell His thoughts upon us.
Tuesday--Ezekiel 24. So there's another reason God didn't call me to be a prophet. "So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded." Similar to martyrs--I don't know if I could do that, have that much trust in God. I would hope so.
Wednesday--Ezekiel 25. Poor Ammonites...wouldn't want to be them...
Thursday--Ezekiel 26. It's always so neat when scientists find ancient cities underground or underwater. We learn so much from them. I wonder why here, God said no one would ever find this city again.
Friday--Ezekiel 27. Tyrus sounds so wonderful. Its outside was amazing, with all the colors, and the cities round about praising it. But God destroyed them because of their inside. I know it's not wrong to look nice on the outside, but I don't ever want to get so caught up in making my outside more than presentable that I forget about my inside.
Saturday--Ezekiel 28. God talks so beautifully of Tyrus, and other cities, then BAM! they're dead. And you almost want to feel sad for them, but then the last verses of the chapter melt away any soft feelings you may have had for these other cities. God so eloquently speaks of Israel, and how safe she can be now. In my mind I see parents doting over their sleeping baby, making plans to keep her safe her whole life. God loves His children!