What Say You?

  

I blog for me…not for you.  Really. 

I’m glad you read and I want to do the best I can to help you and me make it through the Scriptures in the hopes that God changes us.  

Part of how this works is that you have to make your own observations and applications, too.  

What you are seeing in my blog is my raw and awkward attempts at making sense of Scripture.  One day at a time. Some of it is useful, some of it isn’t.  Some of it is spot on, some of it is complet rubbish.  I get that.  This is not the polished me.  This is just me.  My sinful-saintly self.  

So, what say you to today’s texts?

Put up your reply here in the comments section, or just send me a reflection via the Contact form on this site.  

Blessings to you on your reflections.  

And if you don’t know where to go in the Scriptures, then click here for the daily Moravian text for today. 

Lord, be with my brother and sisters in Christ as they each struggle with your Word.  Change them…move them…as you have changed and moved me.  Amen. 

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6 thoughts on “What Say You?

  1. Ezekiel is a prophecy regarding joint US-UK actions with respect to the nation of Israel, and some form of intel (the spreading of fire) and action (the movement of the wheels.) That’s about all I can pull from that without more background.

    Hebrews seems focused on living through faith, holding to promise of that which is unseen.

    In the Psalms, David was having a *really* bad time but things got better 🙂

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    • Good deal. Prophecy is a sticky thing. Is it’s purpose to predict? To look at the present in light of what *could* be the future?

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  2. The Hebrews text is comforting knowing that God will help us through life until death when we are united with Him in Heaven. Our earthly journey is to get us there, with His promise we are free to do His work and not worry about our future!

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  3. The overarching theme of all three texts is promises from God to His people. In the Psalms passage, the speaker is exploring why he will continue to put his faith in the Lord (i.e. the Lord kept His promise to the speaker). In Ezekiel, the Lord is reiterating His promise to His people who were cast out of their homeland for their wickedness. In spite of their evil, the Lord promises his Grace to them. In Hebrews, the speaker is remembering those who came before him who put their faith in the Lord and great things happened. However, the last few lines are difficult. It says that some with great faith did not receive what was promised by God because God had something better for us. This means they suffered for their faith so WE could receive God’s promise (Christ, right?). Does this mean then that even today, those of great faith could suffer for their faith and not receive “reward” during their lifetimes? I think so. God’s promises are great, but they must not be viewed in a quid pro quo sense for this lifetime.

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