Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1st: Ezekiel 27-29, John 14 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Ezekiel 27-29; John 14

Some commentators see the fall of Satan in Ezekiel 28, and some see the fall of Adam.  Regardless, the them of this section is that pride goes before a fall.  Ezekiel was preaching a prophecy against Tyre, but he didn't preach it to Tyre, he preached it to the Israelites.  They were supposed to learn about the dangers and temptations of pride by what happens to Tyre.  Israel's pride, not Tyre's, is the point.  Our pride is the point.

A willingness to be humble is required in order to obtain salvation.

Thankfully, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

As my Life Application Bible puts it....
As the way, Jesus is our path to the Father. As the truth, he is the reality of all God's promises. As the life, he joins his divine life to ours, both now and eternally.  Jesus is, in truth, the only living way to the Father.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Ezekiel 30-32; John 15


Nathan Reimer said...

The reading from Ezekial makes me reflect on where I am proud and not humble like God wants me to be.

Conrad said...

It is not always easy to act humble. Too often we see things as "our accomplishments". The OT reading was a good reminder for me to keep my pride in check.

In our NT reading Jesus says for us to love Him and obey Him (vs 15). There is no other way, for love cannot be separated from obedience.

Pamela said...

The thing that stood out for me was how we often put value in things like wealth and status but in the end these things have no value at all. Popularity, riches, and power are fleeting. It almost makes me think about how high school works: your peers often determine your worth, your skills are often put on display and either praised or rejected. The so called popularity in high school often does not last beyond that tiny part of your entire life. We need to focus more on that long portion of our life after high school rather than that fraction spent in high school. Just like we should focus more on eternity rather than our wealth and status on earth.