- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Ezekiel 7
Oracles on the approaching judgement.
“The end,’(v1) is the sequel to the judgement of God. This oracle of judgement is prophesied repeatedly to warn Israel’s false hope that God would not bring disaster upon Israel. But Jerusalem’s end is approaching, and people will sell at a loss.
God will judge according to their conduct with no pity. In that day, the trumpet calls to defend will be no use because the wrath of God is too big against them for their sin and wickedness. The warning horn will receive no response.
Consequences of judgement is described as disaster (v.14-27), attacked from outside, suffered from plague inside. It will bring economic crisis. There will be a disaster that will bring severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder among people.
There will be no peace. Instead, there will be total calamity to the point that people will find no vision, no teaching, no counsel. Their king will mourn.
Why does God bring this disaster upon them? God judge them for their conduct so that they will know God their Lord.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?