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Wed. Sep. 13, 2017

Daily Reflections September 13

Category: RMM
By: FBC Staff

Ezekiel 16

In the entirety of Scripture, it is hard to find an image that is more beautiful or more tragic than that in Ezekiel 16. God speaks to us in ways that we can understand. He provides pictures and illustrations to help us wrap our small, human minds around his enormous, holy love.

Consider the image that Ezekiel is given in this prophecy: a child is discarded into the street. Still soaked in blood and afterbirth, this unwanted girl is picked up by a stranger. He washes the filth off her body. He feeds her and shelters her and she grows into a beautiful young woman. He clothes her with the finest linen and he provides her with extravagant jewelry to adorn her beauty. The whole scene conveys delight. He adores her. We see this imagery in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians where he describes the church as the bride of Christ (2 Cor. 11:2). God loves His people, and He has extended a scandalous grace to them from the very beginning.  Keep reading...


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