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November 5th Bible Readings

Ezekiel 12:1-14:11 ~ Hebrews 7:1-17 ~ Psalm 105:37-45 ~ Proverbs 27:3
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Old Testament – Ezekiel chapter 12 today reminds me that sometimes in my own life I believe God sends some signs and warnings and I, like the Israelites in exile in Babylon, can be a rebel.     

  • Do you suppose this is wise?   
  • Is there a sign or a warning God may be sending your way in your life currently? 
  • Will you listen and obey? 
  • Will you pay attention to God’s warning signs in your life?

Warning

I love the story of Ezekiel packing up his pack in broad daylight and leaving through a hole in his house during the evening in chapter 12 today!  In verse 7 we read – “So I did as I was told. In broad daylight I brought my pack outside, filled with the things I might carry into exile. Then in the evening while the people looked on, I dug through the wall with my hands and went out into the darkness with my pack on my shoulder.”

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  • It is interesting that in chapter 12 God says three times: “Then you/they will know that I am the LORD!” 
  • Why do you think he repeats this three times in this chapter? 
  • Should this be a statement we should consider in our own lives?   
  • Who is the Lord of your life – yourself or God?   
  • Do you know that God is the Lord?   
  • Is God consistently in the very center of your life?

God

Ezekiel chapter 13 verse 2 stood out to me today: “Son of man, speak against the false prophets of Israel who are inventing their own prophecies. Tell them to listen to the word of the LORD.” 

  • Do we see this in our world today? 
  • People inventing their own prophecies? 
  • Inventing their own religions? 
  • Picking and choosing what philosophies they like the best? 
  • Do we do this? 
  • Should we be listening instead to the Word of the Lord? 
  • Are you actively involved in a church where the Word is clearly taught and Jesus is clearly the cornerstone?

Cornerstone

Ezekiel 14 verse 3 I believe can definitely speak to us today: “Son of man, these leaders have set up idols in their hearts. They have embraced things that lead them into sin.”  This is scary to think about… 

  • Have we set up idols in our hearts? 
  • Have we embraced things that lead us into sin? 
  • Think this is a good idea… ? 
  • Can we turn these idols in our hearts over to the Lord? 
  • It is my hunch that an idol set up in our hearts is one of the toughest things to get rid of. 
  • We need Jesus in our lives to free us idols. 
  • Will you let Jesus remove any idol that is in your heart this very day? 
  • Please don’t let that idol hang around in your heart any longer…

Idol

New Testament – Hebrews Chapter 7 is fascinating!  It’s basically an argument for why Jesus is our High Priest today – even though he is not from the tribe of Levi – the tribe of priests.  Instead, the author of Hebrews argues that Jesus is immortal and is a priest in the line of Melchizedek.  Most commentators I have read have said that Jesus is not Melchizedek nor vice versa. Basically, the author is making the case for the New Covenant – New Testament – that the Levitical priesthood line is completed by Jesus who is instituting a new covenant with Jesus as our High Priest.  We need no other.  We can go directly to God through Jesus. 

  • Do you believe this? 
  • Do you practice this? 
  • Do you pray in Jesus’ name?  The name of our High Priest in heaven!

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Psalms – Psalm 105 wraps up the book of Exodus Cliff Notes version today, with a great closing verse 45 – “All this happened so they would follow his principles and obey his laws.  Praise the LORD!”   Indeed, praise the Lord!

Praise_the_lord

Proverbs – Proverbs 27:3 teaches us today: “A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.”  This is a great reminder that carrying resentment in our hearts is a heavy burden we don’t need to bear! 

  • Are there any burdens in your heart today that you will let Jesus take from you? 
  • Will you reach out to Jesus and let Him heal your burden?

Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: “Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.” Proverbs 27:3 (NIV)

Prayer Point: 

  • Pray that you will not engage with a fool’s provocations.
  • Pray that you yourself are never a fool provoking others.
  • Pray that you would not be a burden to others, but a blessing.

Comments from You: 

  • What verses or insights stand out to you from today’s readings?

Please Post Your Comments Below

Love, Trust and Obey Jesus,

Melwyn Misquitta

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One comment on “November 5th Bible Readings

  1. Maria Fernandes
    November 5, 2020

    Yes I want to place all my burdens on Jesus. He is our Redeemer and He will do it. It’s not my will but His will.

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