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“May you and I acknowledge the Lord as our God.” <>< Dona (11/19/20)

Please read Ezekiel 25 through 27.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com. The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

Ezekiel 25 Theme

Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Philistia.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia were all under judgment because they failed to acknowledge You.

Something to think about

The Ammonites had rejoiced over the desecration of the temple (v. 1-4).  The Moabites had rejoiced over the sins of the people of Judah (v. 8-9).  The Edomites had taken revenge on the house of Judah (v. 12). The Philistines had sought to destroy Judah (v. 15). The Lord said He would inflict punishment on Ammon (v. 6-7); on Moab (v.10-11); on Edom (v. 13-14) and on Philistia (v. 16-17).  

Something to experience

America is one of the nations that has tried to help the Jewish people.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Ezekiel 25:1-4, 6-71 The Lord’s word came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face toward the children of Ammon, and prophesy against them. Tell the children of Ammon, ‘Hear the word of the Sovereign Lord! The Sovereign Lord says, “Because you said, ‘Aha!’ against My sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was made desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity: therefore, behold, I will deliver you to the children of the east for a possession. They will set their encampments in you, and make their dwellings in you. They will eat your fruit and they will drink your milk.” …  For the Sovereign Lord says: “Because you have clapped your hands, stamped with the feet, and rejoiced with all the contempt of your soul against the land of Israel; therefore, behold, I have stretched out My hand on you, and will deliver you for a plunder to the nations. I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish out of the countries. I will destroy you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

Ezekiel 25:8-9, 10-11 “‘8 The Sovereign Lord says: “Because Moab and Seir say, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations;’ 9 therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and Kiriathaim, 10  to the children of the east, to go against the children of Ammon; and I will give them for a possession, that the children of Ammon may not be remembered among the nations. 11 I will execute judgments on Moab. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

Ezekiel 25:12, 13-14 “The Sovereign Lord says: “Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and taken revenge on them; 13 therefore the Sovereign Lord says, “I will stretch out My hand on Edom, and will cut off man and animal from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman. They will fall by the sword even to Dedan. 14 I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel. They will do in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath. Then they will know My vengeance,” says the Sovereign Lord.

Ezekiel 25:15, 16-17 “‘The Sovereign Lord says: “Because the Philistines have taken revenge, and have taken vengeance with contempt of soul to destroy with perpetual hostility; 16 therefore the Sovereign Lord says, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand on the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast. 17 I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay My vengeance on them.”’”

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Ezekiel 26 Theme

Tyre.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Tyre rejoiced when Jerusalem fell (v. 1-2).

Something to think about

Tyre competed with Jerusalem for the trade that came through their lands. So, she was happy when Jerusalem fell. But the Lord was against Tyre (v. 3-4).

Something to experience

God will continue to come to Israel’s defense. And we Christians are told in the Bible to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. 

Scripture to hide in your heart

Ezekiel 26:1-2 1 In the eleventh year, in the first of the month, the Lord’s word came to me, saying, “Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, ‘Aha! She is broken! She who was the gateway of the nations has been returned to Me. I will be replenished, now that she is laid waste;'” 

Ezekiel 26:3-4 “therefore the Sovereign Lord says, ‘Behold, I am against you, Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up. They will destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers.”

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Ezekiel 27 Theme

Sadness over Tyre’s fall (v. 29-30).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, pride was the source of Tyre’s downfall (v. 1-3).

Something to think about

Tyre’s continued pride guaranteed she would fall under God’s judgment (v. 35-36).

Something to experience

We need to remember God is the foundation and the source of all we have in our life.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Ezekiel 27:1-31 The Lord’s word came again to me, saying, “You, son of man, take up a lamentation over Tyre; and tell Tyre, ‘You who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the nations to many islands, the Sovereign Lord says: “You, Tyre, have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’”

Ezekiel 27:29-30 29 “All who handle the oars, the mariners and all the pilots of the sea, will come down from their ships.  They will stand on the land, 30 and will cause their voice to be heard over you, and will cry bitterly.  They will cast up dust on their heads.  They will wallow in the ashes.”

Ezekiel 27:35-36 35 “All the inhabitants of the islands are astonished at you, and their kings are horribly afraid.  They are troubled in their face.  36 The merchants among the nations hiss at you.  You have become a terror, and you will be no more.”

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Prayer

Lord, I pray we will not judgment other nations but will pray for them to come to You (Ezekiel 25).  Lord, I pray we will follow after You and not behave as Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia did (Ezekiel 26).  Lord, I pray we will not gloat about what we have as Tyre did (Ezekiel 27). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May we humbly live our lives before the Lord.” <>< Dona