May 21 2015

Today you should read: Ezekiel 42

Sometimes, for many of us, when we hit a passage like this we want to just skip over it or skim it at best. We tell ourselves its not important and that there isn’t anything for me in this passage. Well, here are 2 big ideas from this chapter for us to take away today:

1. God is serious about details

Almost everything we read about getting built for God per His instruction comes with very detailed plans on how to build it and what materials to use. This isn’t by accident. God cares about details because, so many times, it is in those details He shows us Himself. Think about things like the sacrificial system of the old testament. That was to show us the incredible need we had for a savior. Also things like what we see in the temple, like the bread of the presence and we see Jesus as the bread of life. We also see the lamp stand and how Jesus is the light of the world. We could go on and on but what we have to understand here is that God cares about details for two main reasons. One, He wants to use them to teach us and two:

2. God is serious about holiness

Throughout today’s reading we see this theme:

There should be separation between what is holy and what is common

Why is this so important? What was the big deal if common places and items and people were around those things deemed and set aside as holy for the Lord? There are a number of reasons but here are a few:

A. God demands it
B. God is worthy of our best
C. God cannot be around sin
D. God longs for us to be like Him, wholly set apart and holy

So remember today that the details are important because they are used by God and holiness is important because we are to live a holy and separate life, just as Jesus did as our example.

Posted by: Robbie Byrd

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

1 thought on “May 21 2015”

  1. Amen Robbie! Excellent commentary. The great challenge followers of Christ have is “to live a holy and separate life” while staying engaged in our culture to share the gospel. Far too often we see the church bending in the direction of our culture on issues like redefining marriage. Staying true to God’s word is essential as we engage the culture. Thanks again Robbie!

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