SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 ~ JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE CHRONOLOGICALLY
Updated: Jan 3, 2022
SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 READINGS...Ezekiel 47:1-48:35 & 29:17-30:19 & 2 Kings 25:27-30 & Jeremiah 52:31-34
In today’s readings Ezekiel completes the description of his vision of a coming Temple. It is clear from his description that he is not talking about the second Temple, or the return of exiles from Babylon. He is looking into the future to a Temple that has water running from its entrance that creates a pure river that even transforms the water in the Dead Sea into water where an abundance of fish can live. Right now there is nothing alive in the Dead Sea. Also the redistribution of the land to the twelve tribes has not happened, as the northern tribes have yet to return clearly identified, and receive their portion of land. Finally, the gates to the city have never been named for the twelve tribes, and the place where this is described in fulfillment is Revelation 21:12. This is going to be a beautiful time which will lead to our eternal state. The Lord will fulfill all His promises to His people, and things will be as they should be.
From a historical perspective we have recorded in our readings today the destruction of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar and his armies. This again was in fulfillment of the prophecy that Jeremiah shared in our earlier reading. It’s very sad that the remaining Jews chose to ignore Jeremiah and go down into Egypt for protection. It should be a warning to us that there is no safe place when we are in disobedience to God. We are also told that Nebuchadnezzar son Evil-merodach ascends to the throne of Babylon. He looked kindly on King Jehoiachin and gave him a place at his table until the day Jehoiachin died. The reign of the great King Nebuchadnezzar is over, now those who follow him will be less powerful, and less like to seek the wisdom of God from Daniel, until it’s too late.
As always share any thoughts you have from today’s readings. Always follow the Lord obediently while you have the ability and the time to do so, that time may pass for all of us.
TOMORROW’S READINGS…Daniel 7:1-8:27 & 5:1-31