November 5 “The politics of ‘what’s in it for me'”

promise what's in it for meWe still live in one of the freest societies that has ever existed, but if we’re not careful we may throw it all away, not because we support one political party or another one, but because we vote with a “what’s in it for me” attitude, instead of for godly character and a willingness to stand up for what’s right in God’s eyes.

Today’s Readings:
Ezekiel 1 & 2
Psalm 119.153-160
Proverbs 28.12
Hebrews 1.1-14

Well, we are beginning 2 new books this morning, Ezekiel and Hebrews, as we continue on our journey through God’s Word, what the old Bible preacher J. Vernon McGee called “the Bible Bus”!

On to the Word …

 

Ezekiel 1 & 2:

Everything we need

Ezekiel will cover many of the same events as Jeremiah and Lamentations, but it begins with a spectacular and unusual vision where God allows Ezekiel to get a glimpse of His glory. Like many of the prophets Ezekiel would be prophesying to a stubborn and hard-hearted people, who often mistreated those who spoke truth they didn’t want to hear.

As well as, being filled with other meanings, this incredible vision would help strengthen Ezekiel, encourage him in the reality of God’s power and majesty, and help prepare him for a difficult job. What a great encouragement to us that God never calls anyone to do something without giving him all that he needs to carry it out.

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