Ezekiel 38

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • 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 38

Overview

A prophecy against Gog.

Chapter 38-39 is the prophecy against Gog who acted against Israel and God will punish Gog to save Israel. This prophecy represents God’s provision to judge Israel’s enemy, and to restore Israel.

The prophetic oracle against the Gog and Magog describes in apocalyptic language the coming of foe from the north (v.15) against God’s people living peacefully in the promised land (v.11-12).

Gog, king of Magog, both are unidentified, a distant and symbolic figure who represents imperial prowess ad military alliances from the north. These people are highly militarized. And the Lord summons Gog into battle in order to do battle against him.

“in that day,” the day of God’s judgement God alone will do battle. The plot against God’s defenseless people is doomed to defeat. God will marshall all the forces of nature against God so that God alone will be revealed among the nations.

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?  

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