Monday--Ezekiel 37. I love this phrase from verse 23: "I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God." After everything Israel and Judah have done, God still loves them and wants them as His! What a calm it is to me to know that He loves me just as much.
Tuesday--Ezekiel 38. God brought destruction to Gog so Israel would know He is God. God shows Himself in everything. I need to keep my eyes peeled.
Wednesday--Ezekiel 39. This chapter is chock full of words. I mean, not just words, but cool, funny words. "Stop the noses of the passengers" and "all of them fatlings". It reminds me that just because you're talking about serious stuff doesn't mean you can't be creative with your words. Not uber-spiritual, but I consider this God's way of helping me with certain aspects of my writing.
Thursday--Ezekiel 40. Part one in the description of all the measuring. He was so precise in it all. He measured the south everything, even if it looked the same size as the north, but he measured it just to make sure. After making a project without measuring first, I can look at my crooked pockets and realize how important it is. I am so glad God is not haphazard in even the little things.
Friday--Ezekiel 41. What struck me today is that God is crafty, not like, a nice word for pyscho, but rather does crafts, like me! I think it would take someone creative to think to make cherubs have two faces, and to arrange palm trees just so everywhere. I'm glad God made me crafty.
Saturday--Ezekiel 42. God's most holy place. I never really wondered before why the outer court was so large. I guess I figured so a lot of people could be in there at once. With a nation as large as Israel, it would take a super long time to get everyone through if the court were small. The very last phrase of this chapter reveals a new reason: "to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place." Now that's something to think about for a few minutes.