Monday--Ezekiel 9. Everybody says how horrible it will be for people to have a mark on their foreheads, which I sort of agree with in reference to the Revelation mark. But here in this chapter, God marks those who still follow Him. I want my actions and motives, in public and in private, to be such that I would get a mark in Ezekiel's day.
Tuesday--Ezekiel 10. This chapter describes the cherubims and wheels and how they fly. I think it would look funny--not the "haha" kind of funny either. One of those descriptions also cleared up a disagreement my husband and I have had for quite awhile--whether a song that has the phrase "wheel within a wheel" is correct (because at the beginning of Ezekiel, the phrase in the Bible is "hub within a wheel").
Wednesday--Ezekiel 11. When I got to the end of the week, I realized that I had accidentally skipped this chapter. I went from cherubims and wheels to captivity and prophesying. This chapter is a good bridge between the two subjects. This section makes a lot more sense now.
Thursday--Ezekiel 12. It is encouraging that even though God knew Israel was a rebellious house, He still had hope that when they saw Ezekiel carrying on, they might understand that they were going to be judged. I also like it that he changed a common proverb. "What was that you guys say over there?" I always think it's cool when I (unobtrusively) hear someone's everyday-vernacular conversation with God.
Friday--Ezekiel 13. Bad prophets prophesied out of their own hearts. My husband and I talk about things sometimes, how to know whether something is good or bad. If it feels good, or looks good, or sounds good, that doesn't mean it is good, because our hearts are deceitful. That is one way we can recognize bad prophets even now--if they are searching their own hearts, or speaking from God's heart.
Saturday--Ezekiel 14. Noah, Daniel, and Job. Why not Moses? or Abraham, Joseph, or David? What did these three have that no other person prior to Ezekiel had that made God single them out as worthy? Definitely worth thinking about...