• The Holy City Devotional

    Ezekiel 48

    The New Testament makes it clear that we are living in the period of restoration when God is calling His children back to Himself. Jews and Gentiles alike are hearing the gospel and running to Him in faith. Each of us who believes in Christ has an appointed inheritance—the whole earth (Matt. 5:5). Each of us is being transformed so that the Lord can dwell among us permanently at His return. We now taste these blessings in part, and we look forward to their full realization in the age to come. View Resource

  • Life-Giving Water Devotional

    Ezekiel 47:1–12

    Today’s study is probably one of the texts Jesus had in mind when He discussed regeneration with Nicodemus (John 3:1–8). In the new covenant that follows the exile of Israel, the Spirit gives life unparalleled in its abundance. This life is from Christ alone and begins, imperceptibly, in the individual’s heart. But over time, the life deepens and grows so that via the ministry of His church, God reaches His elect. When the elect are all redeemed, the Lord will renew the whole world. View Resource

  • The Sacrifices of the Prince Devotional

    Ezekiel 46:1–15

    Some people believe that during the millennial period, there will be a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and that sacrifices will be offered as memorials of the work of Christ. We must respectfully disagree. There will be no need for such memorials because we will see Christ face to face, and we will be reminded of His great sacrifice on our behalf in a manner that surpasses any sacrifice of bulls, goats, or sheep. Then we shall love Him perfectly because we will see Him fully revealed. View Resource

  • The Lord Returns to His Temple Devotional

    Ezekiel 43:1–12

    The various elements of Ezekiel’s vision in today’s passage are not meant to be taken in an absolutely literal sense, so we are not surprised that there is no record of the glory cloud returning to the post-exilic temple. But God’s glory did return to His temple six hundred years after this vision when the incarnate Son of God came and cleansed it (Mark 11:15–20), showing the Lord’s judgment on the impenitent in the restored community and alluding to His work of cleansing us from sin. View Resource

  • Gog and Magog Devotional

    Ezekiel 38

    Given the symbolism of the passage, we must see it not only as a prediction of the final battle between God and the enemies of His people but also a vision of the encounter between new covenant Israel—the church—and the Lord’s chosen. For two thousand years, God’s enemies have tried to destroy the church, only to find themselves converted to Him. When people come against the Lord, their plans will be thwarted, either in their salvation or in their defeat and destruction. View Resource

  • Egypt Falls to Babylon Devotional

    Ezekiel 30

    Idolatrous pride led to Egypt’s attempt to thwart God’s will in raising up Nebuchadnezzar to discipline Judah, and our own pride can lead to us making decisions that are against the Lord’s revealed will. When this happens, we show that we have forgotten what God has done for us and how He has revealed Himself to us. It may take a great fall for us to come back to our senses. Would it not be far better to strive for humility and seek to advance the Lord’s kingdom, not our own? View Resource

  • The Judgment of Tyre Devotional

    Ezekiel 26

    Bible critics read Scripture superficially and find “errors” that do not reflect a fair reading of all the evidence. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Old Tyre, and it remains uninhabited. Moreover, the island city-fortress of Tyre has never been the same since Alexander’s conquest. History confirms biblical prophecy, and good apologetic resources demonstrate this. Therefore, it is a good idea for us all to own solid apologetic helps so that we may be prepared when others ask about the faith. View Resource

  • The Fruitless Vine of God Devotional

    Ezekiel 15

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage, “Those who are not fruitful to the glory of God’s grace will be fuel to the fire of his wrath.” We are not counted as righteous before the Lord because of our service to Him. Nevertheless, if we are not fruitful in serving Him, then we do not abide in His choice vine—the Lord Jesus Christ—whose work alone can save us. By the Spirit, we must continue to abide in Christ and bear fruit unto the Lord’s glory in the form of love for God and neighbor. View Resource

  • The Scroll and the Watchman Devotional

    Ezekiel 3

    John Calvin comments: “What Ezekiel heard belongs to all teachers of the Church, namely, that they are Divinely appointed and placed as on watch-towers, that they may keep watch for the common safety of all. It was the duty of those who have been appointed from the beginning ministers of the heavenly doctrine to be watchmen.” Preachers must always preach the truth, even when it is hard for their congregations to bear. Let us pray that our preachers would be faithful to this calling. View Resource

  • The Word of the Lord to the Exiles Devotional

    Ezekiel 1:1–3

    In the modern West, people are not apt to believe God is limited to one place. However, our relativistic culture has no trouble limiting the universal reign of the triune God of Israel. It is all too common to hear someone say something like “You have your god, and I have my god, and both are right.” Yet the Lord of Scripture is not just the God of one nation but of all people, even those who hate Him. We serve a sovereign God who is the great King of all creation. View Resource

  • One Stick in God’s Hand Devotional

    Ezekiel 37:15–28

    Today the church remains a mixed community. The visible church (the church that we can see) is made up of professing believers who, as far as we know, have faith. But many within our churches do not really trust Christ. Only God can see the invisible church (those with hearts that love Him). Take time to pray today that all those whom you know as professing Christians would have persevering trust in Jesus. View Resource