October 26, Reading 2 – Ezekiel 7

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SAA Notes

The end has come! Ezekiel and Jeremiah were unique – their words of doom did come to pass. Notice the closing sentences in chapters 6 & 7: Then they will know that I am the Lord! The exiles were enslaved but safe. When the doom fell, these exiles did remember and believe. From them came the people who inhabited Israel in Jesus’ day.

SJA Notes

“They seek a vision from the prophet, while the law perishes from the priest and counsel from the elders.”

In the face of people seeking visions and signs – What is the leadership of the church to be about? Deeper, what are we to be about so that we are not a people like Israel were?

THE LAW. COUNSEL.

GOD’S WORD. GOD’S WISDOM.

Let’s be convicted to write God’s law upon our hearts and to seek after His wisdom, so that we may be beneficial in our counsel.

* Holy God,

Your word is before us. Please write it on our hearts.

Your wisdom is before us. Please may we choose it.

Help us Lord, for we are without ability to walk the narrow way except from You.

Thank You for Jesus, that in Him we see Your wisdom made manifest.

Thank You that our counsel can be educated and reformed by Your wisdom.

Amen.

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