God’s Word of Spiritual Renewal
Ezekiel 2:2-10: Ezekiel is called to be a spokesperson for God, and he is warned that he will encounter resistance when delivering God’s message.
2While the voice was speaking, God’s spirit entered me and raised me to my feet, and I heard the voice continue, 3“Mortal man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. They have rebelled and turned against me and are still rebels, just as their ancestors were. 4They are stubborn and do not respect me, so I am sending you to tell them what I, the Sovereign Lord, am saying to them. 5Whether those rebels listen to you or not, they will know that a prophet has been among them.
6“But you, mortal man, must not be afraid of them or of anything they say. They will defy and despise you; it will be like living among scorpions. Still, don’t be afraid of those rebels or of anything they say. 7You will tell them whatever I tell you to say, whether they listen or not. Remember what rebels they are.
8“Mortal man, listen to what I tell you. Don’t be rebellious like them. Open your mouth and eat what I am going to give you.” 9 I saw a hand reaching out toward me, and it was holding a scroll. 10The hand unrolled the scroll, and I saw that there was writing on both sides—cries of grief were written there, and wails and groans.
Today’s Key Verse: Ezekiel 2:2a
While the voice was speaking, God’s spirit entered me and raised me to my feet.
What was God’s message to Ezekiel? If you were given such a message, how would you respond? Have you ever experienced being despised because of your faith?
Give me courage, O God, to proclaim with boldness your message of love and salvation. In the face of any resistance, empower me with your Holy Spirit to speak your Word of truth. Amen.
Ezekiel 37:1-28: Ezekiel describes his vision of dry bones coming to life.