Bible Marginalia Series- #178
The readings in worship this past Sunday
included this section of Ezekiel 34.
It had been the reference
for a Pastor's installation last year
and then this week I revisited the text.
God's text message to me.
When I look at the verbs-
it is simply stunning to see
the work order that
the LORD vows to do.
He says- I will:
Search and Seek
Rescue and Bring
Feed and Bring back
Bind up and Strengthen
Destroy and Judge
So my worship into the week
has been to contemplate and pray
over these verses.
To let the Word of God meet me in all the places
He desires His Word to become part of my life.
A simple practice to
extend worship time
into the days and the hours of the week.
And when I try to take back
the ownership of "making things Happen"-
let me be reminded that it is THE LORD
who begins, continues and brings to completion.
What a GIFT of grace that is to me.
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