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Oct 31, 2015

In Ezekiel yesterday, we heard of how Pharaoh was to be mocked in the world of the dead. Then we heard of God’s justice, which he showed by the illustration of Ezekiel as a watchman for a city.

Yesterday’s reading in Isaiah was a psalm of praise including these poetic lines:

The LORD GOD is my strength and my song;

he has given me victory.”

3With joy you will drink deeply

from the fountain of salvation!


Tell the nations what he has done.

Let them know how mighty he is!

Translation note:

20Babylon will never be inhabited again.

It will remain empty for generation after generation.

Nomads will refuse to camp there,

and shepherds will not bed down their sheep [there].

Conclusions from yesterday’s reading include:

6 But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises.

13 When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.