1 Year In God’s Word: Day 335 — Ezekiel 40-41, 2 Peter 3


Ezekiel 40
Focus Verse: The man said to me, “Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the people of Israel everything you see.” (4)

Ezekiel is taken on a tour of the temple as it is measured. He is told to pay attention to everything he is shown so he can tell the people of Israel everything he sees.

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Review: “Climbing With Abraham” by David Ramos


I recently had the opportunity to read Climbing With Abraham by David Ramos. Like many people, the first time I heard the story of Abraham was when I was a kid. I’ve heard it and read it several more times since then, but Ramos’ book has given me a fresh look at Abraham’s life, legacy, and faith. It has also given me a better understanding of the promises of God and how they are fulfilled in our lives.

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1 Year In God’s Word: Day 334 — Ezekiel 37-39, 2 Peter 2


Ezekiel 37
Focus Verse: My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. (27)

This phrase is repeated over and over again in the Old Testament as God makes His desire known. He wants Israel to be one people united under Him and faithful to Him, and He wants to be their God. God’s desire hasn’t changed much from what it was so many long years ago. He still wants all of us to be His people. He wants to be our God.

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1 Year In God’s Word: Day 333 — Ezekiel 35-36, 2 Peter 1


Ezekiel 35
Focus Verse: Then you will know that I the Lord have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the mountains of Israel. You said, “They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour.” (12)

God will judge Edom for the blasphemous things they have said against Him. He will judge them for the hostile way they have treated His people.

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1 Year In God’s Word: Day 332 — Ezekiel 33-34, 1 Peter 5


Ezekiel 33
Focus Verse: My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. (31)

May God never have to say the same about us. Do we see His Word as a book of beautiful love songs that are nice to read, wonderful to memorize, and eloquent to recite without putting those words into practice? We are not to just hear the Word. We are not to just listen to the Word. We are to put the Word into practice.

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1 Year In God’s Word: Day 331 — Ezekiel 30-32, 1 Peter 4


Ezekiel 30
Focus Verse: Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt. I will break both his arms, the good arm as well as the broken one, and make the sword fall from his hand. (22)

God brings destruction to Egypt and leaves Pharaoh powerless. The people of this nation only acknowledge God as the Lord when He brings judgment on them.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! We are so thankful for each and every one of you and hope your holiday is filled with grace, gratitude, and peace.


I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus.
– 1 Corinthians 1:4

So while it’s true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It’s just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude.
– Unknown

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
– 1 Chronicles 16:34

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
– Psalm 7:17

Thankfulness is the ‘chief exercise of godliness’ in which we ought to engage during the whole of our life. ‘Gratitude is the heart … of the Christian life.’
– Unknown

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
– Psalm 106:1

Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.
– Unknown

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

1 Year In God’s Word: Day 330 — Ezekiel 27-29, 1 Peter 3


Ezekiel 27
Focus Verse: Say to Tyre, situated at the gateway to the sea, merchant of peoples on many coasts, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘You say, Tyre, “I am perfect in beauty.” (3)

Tyre is depicted as a great sailing ship that God ultimately destroys to the shock of all other nations.

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