Read Ezekiel 8:1 through 9:11; Hebrews 5:1–14
There before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as in the vision I had seen in the plain (Ezekiel 8:4).
God showed the prophet Ezekiel the terrifying details of the coming judgment upon Jerusalem. The impending consequences were the result of the extreme moral and spiritual corruption of Israel’s leadership. In the midst of the vision filled with doom and punishment, Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord.
Like Ezekiel, we live in a world that is full of corruption and immorality. Images of senseless violence and destruction bombard us every day. At times it may seem overwhelming and we may ask, “God, where are you?”
When all we see is darkness, God is there. In the midst of all that is wrong with this world, God reveals His glory. His sweet presence reminds us of His goodness and holiness. He lifts our heads and gives us hope. Then, He uses us to bring His presence into the lives of hopeless people and gives us courage to walk in His ways of peace and righteousness.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, help me to reflect Your glory to the world around me.
Quicklook: Ezekiel 8:1–4