Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 11 "Finding Pasture" Ezekiel 44, 45


Oh! Ezekiel! We will meet you one day. We'll worship together with You this God you so adore. "I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple of the Lord. And I fell on my face. And the Lord said to me, “Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I shall tell you concerning all the statutes of the temple of the Lord and all its laws." Ezekiel 44:4

And here we go again. Overcome with awe! "The humblest posture of adoration and the expression of a holy awe." (M.Henry). Facedown. "The more we see of the glory of God the more low we shall lie in our own eyes." (M.Henry). And that thought explains to me how in the midst of my living life and being gravely offended, even this day, that I may make my ambition to find the glory of God and desire to live low in my own eyes. It's been a harrowing of a day and I really cannot share it with anyone, so I'll give it over to my God Who deeply cares. My roots have been twisted and turned.

And God charges Ezekiel to take extra care to observe with his eyes. A very careful observant learner. Ezek 45:5. Matthew Henry states a beautiful "In acquainting ourselves with divine things, we must not aim so much at an abstract speculation of the things themselves as at finding the plain appointed way of communion with those things, that we may go in and out and find pasture." Oh that we find pasture. Great peace have those who love the law.

COME BOLDLY:  Timeless Prayers
Oh Father, help us find a deeper peace than we know.  May we find the appointed way this day that we may seek peace in all our comings and goings.  

PHOTO:  Pasture in the Hill Country.  Father, help us find a gripping peace that won't let go of us.

2 comments:

  1. They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.

    Holiness is lost at many churches and in many Christian homes these days. Lord - I pray we return to holiness in every area of our lives and know the difference between the holy and the common.

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  2. So true Annette. We all do not realize what we are even doing at times. So many are nonchalant about the things of God. As long as they are moral, they can check off their box. Make us holy, O God.

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