Ezekiel's vision at the river Chebar is a striking and strange part of Scripture. We see here first the man Ezekiel; second the marvel that he saw, and theirdly the majesty of the God who appeared to him. We see God transcendent, and God immanent, God with us.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
1/ A separating action .
2/ Things that keep us back from thanksgiving to God .
3/ The company we keep, in returning to give thanks and glory .
Key Verse—v. 11: "For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh." (ESV)
Aim: To cling to Jesus in life and in death
As He prepared for Calvary, Christ's desire was to always be with His people. As believers we too must yearn for the presence of God, in our lives and churches. Such a yearning is a sure mark of a true believer, separating those who know God and those who don't. We long to be with Him, where He is.
In Isaiah 41-42 the LORD speaks to Isaiah and presents his case against idolatry by expressing what Jehovah does and what idols can never do. To demonstrate His Glory the LORD goes through a myriad of things He will do to show that He, alone, is worthy of our praise. There is room for no other! I call these the "I wills" of Jehovah and His promises are sure. He will accomplish everything He says He will do because the promises (the I wills) of God are without repentance!
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-seventh chapter of the Book of Ezekiel.
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What can turn God's glory from a blessing into a curse? Leviticus 10:1–7 looks forward to the evening sermon on the coming Lord's Day. In these seven verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that when we approach the Lord in our own way, His glory becomes a curse to us rather than a blessing.
How does the eternal and glorious Lord respond to the low condition of His people? Psalm 102:12–17 looks forward to the opening portion of morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the Lord invests the glory of His Name in rebuilding His church.
Introduction: 'Honor your father and mother...'
-The Definition of the Word "Honor"
Honoring One's Father & Mother is Not a Matter of Choice but a Commandment that Must be Obeyed
Those Who Demonstrate Respect and Honor to Those in Positions of Authority Will be Rewarded