Saturday, November 10, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 28:1-21; Ezekiel 24:1-25:17; John 9:1-17

And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers. Ezekiel 20:42

The Lord proves His faithfulness by fulfilling His promises to Israel. In Ezekiel’s time, they were at a spiritual low point. The northern tribes had been scattered by the Assyrians earlier and now Judah was facing the Babylonian captivity. Instead of repenting and trusting God, the people turned to powerless idols; yet the Almighty reaffirms His commitment to His covenants. In like manner, He will also fulfill His promises towards the church (Rom. 9-11). —K. R. Keyser

Breathe o’er this valley of the dead, send forth Thy quickening might abroad,
Till, rising from their tombs, they spread, in full array,—the host of God! —Horatius Bonar