The word “prophesy” literally means, “to speak on behalf” of God. However, in addition to the voice, God often speaks through gestures on the part of the prophets. For example, the prophet Jeremiah was ordered by |
God not to marry. Hosea was commanded by God to marry a woman unfaithful to her husband. Both of these actions were intended to remind the people of how unfaithful they had been to God.
In today’s reading, Ezekiel is told to gather up all his things and go away into exile. This is to be a sign of what is going to happen to God’s rebellious people.
When we give our lives to Jesus, we become prophets, as well as priests and kings. Amazing! Since you are a prophet, what gestures do you think God has for you, manifesting God’s feeling about how the world is going these days?
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
This year in the Easter Season
we read selections from Ezekiel 1—16.
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