Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Two Strong Chapters and a Psalm

Ezekiel 22:30  And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

This chapter continues with the disparate situation among God’s chosen people.

Eze 22:8  Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.

Eze 22:9  In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.

Eze 22:10  In thee have they discovered their fathers’ nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.

Eze 22:11  And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour’s wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father’s daughter.

Eze 22:12  In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

Our times today, might seem bad but this truly was a bad time in history.

Yet we rarely, hear any of this book or the other prophets preached today in our churches. I doubt it will ever be on our pastor’s lips to proclaim messages like this, and if he did the flocks of goats in the church would quickly look to greener pastures.

Today’s chapters read by Max are here.

There is a positive message in Psalm 69.

Psa 69:16  Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Psa 69:17  And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Psa 69:18  Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Yet it reflects also the conditions that both King David and our Lord Jesus had to endure.

Go back and listen to 2 Samuel 15 to glimpse the situation David is presented with by Absalom rise to power.

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