Ezekiel 37-42: Prophecy and measurement.

August 22, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezekiel 37-42. Background: Ezekiel 31-36. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 37 1. The valley of dry bones: Ezekiel vision of the valley of dry bones has been on of the most famous encounters with God throughout the years, though the actual meaning behind the vision is not as well circulated. Here we find…

Ezekiel 31-36: Prophecies against the nations, and Israel’s renewal.

August 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezekiel 31-36. Background: Ezekiel 25-30. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 31 Prophecy against Pharaoh: In this chapter, the word of the Lord comes to Ezekiel to give to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, on the things that will happen to him. Though the prophecy is directed towards Pharaoh, the oracle uses the…

Exodus 32-36: Sin and renewal.

June 1, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 32-36. Background: Exodus 29-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 32 The golden calf: The account of the golden calf that Aaron and the people of Israel made when they thought Moses was not going to come back down from the mountain is a well known story in both Judaism and…

The Christian mid-life crisis.

November 15, 2014. We all know that point in someone’s life where they go out an buy the sports car they always wanted, a drastic move to another state that they have always been drawn too or even a simple reorganization of life plans, goals and recreation. Though we would never mention it to them…