August 26

Today’s Text: Ezekiel 26, 27, 28

Highlights: God’s judgments on the nations continues. Chapter 26 and 27 concern the fall of Tyre. Chapter 28 concerns the King of Tyre and the nation of Sidon (Tyre’s neighbor conquered at the same time). Ezekiel 28:24 says “‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.” Chapter 28 closes with a promise of the regathering of the people of Israel to the land and a time of peace they will enjoy.
These visions were given the same year Jerusalem fell. God is using Babylon to punish all the nations including Judah. Eventually Babylon will also be punished. Even though Jerusalem is about to be destroyed, how are God’s people far better off that all of these other nations that are being destroyed? What does this teach us about the blessing of being a child of God and being disciplined by our  loving heavenly Father?

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  1. Mary K

    The enemy countries were destroyed forever whereas there is the promise that Jerusalem will be rebuilt and be a viable place to live again. There is also the promise that through Jerusalem a new kingdom will come where there will be peace that will last forever. During all the horrible loss, destruction and gloom in these prophecies it can be understood that God’s chosen have a special place and it is God who disciplines and who will avenge enemies of His children. So given a choice, even under the worst of circumstances, within God’s family is where you want to be.

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