Bible in 90 Days | Ezekiel 24 – 48: Day 63 and Day 64

I’m just gonna go ahead and knock out the last 24 chapters of Ezekiel today. Get in two days worth of Bible in 90 done.

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Odd Choice of Pictures for Facebook Advertising

Been a while since I wrote a post about some of the oddities that I see within Facebook Advertising. I did a few posts a while back that you can check out and, while I have had plenty of other posts that I wanted to do, I wanted to run some of my own ads first before getting back on my soapbox.

Bible in 90 Days | Ezekiel 15 – 23 : Day 62

Continuing Ezekiel. I really don’t get the timeline in these prophet books. I really must try to read chronilogically sometime through the Bible. I tried once, but never finished it. That may have to be a goal for next time. Of course, in books like Ezekiel, they seem to go back and forth between judgment not yet happening and already taken place. I guess when God allows his prophets to see glimpses and visions, the see what he already has seen once and for all. He knows all and sees all and knows all time.

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Bible in 90 Days | Lamentations – Ezekiel 14 : Day 61

Perhaps part of my funk that I have been in lately can be directly tied to reading these last few books of the Bible. It sure does drag on like a funeral. Not a real celebration of how the people of God have followed Him when they should. It is good for us to be on this side of the cross. We know what redemption looked like and when it came, but it still is tough reading about all this judgement that God’s people were going to and were experiencing.

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Bible in 90 Days | Day 60

Day 60 of 90 was a free day. A day to get caught up… which I needed.

Bible in 90 Days | Jeremiah 34-52 : Day 58 and 59

So… more Jeremiah today. In fact, I think I’ll go ahead and finish days 58 and 59 here so that I can try to get caught up and finish the book. Besides, can’t wait to get into Lamentations :)

Randomness here: What did Three Dog Night mean about Jeremiah being a bullfrog? And why did they sing about joy in the fishes?

Moving on.

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Bible in 90 Days | Jeremiah 24-33 : Day 57

Jeremiah continues. He continues to tell the people that doom is coming. He continues to grieve the coming doom. The people still don’t get it.

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Bible in 90 Days | Jeremiah 11-23 : Day 56

Day 2 of Jeremiah and Day 56 of Bible through 90 read.

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Jeremiah 11

This is a weird chapter. God through Jeremiah says that the punishment is gonna be so final that others shouldn’t even pray for them who are being punished.

Jeremiah 12

Yet in this chapter, Jeremiah questions God. He asks why the wicked seem to prosper all the time. God allows fruit to be produced from their wickedness. God answers Jeremiah and tells him that ultimate judgement is what will come to those who are wicked. However, if they come to Him, we will take them in.

Jeremiah 13 – 14

God compares his people to a ruined/spoiled/rotted loincloth. They are good for nothing. Because they are now good for nothing, they will be sent into exile. They will experience famine and death.

Jeremiah 15 – 16

God again tells Jeremiah that he will not relent against His people. Jeremiah cries out to God and God assures him that he will be ok and delivered. Even after the famine and death that they will experience, God will restore the nation of Israel.

Jeremiah 17

God reminds the people to keep the Sabbath holy. (personal thoughts: I need to do a better job of carving out that sabbath time. Time to rest in the Lord and recharge for his work.)

Jeremiah 18

God is the father, and we are the clay. He makes us, shapes us, forms us how he wants to. We can not tell him to form us this way or that… it is his design.

Jeremiah 19

God compares his people to a smashed/broken jar that has no use. It can not hold liquid, and likewise His people can not serve their purpose.

Jeremiah 20

Jeremiah is persecuted and mocked by Pashhur ( a priest, who probably should have been more in-tuned with what God was preparing to do.

Jeremiah 21 – 22

Jeremiah delivers the message that Nebuchadnezzar will defeat/destroy Jerusalem with fire and take the people exile.

Jeremiah 23

After they are scattered, God will gather his flock again. He will raise up for David a “righteous branch.” A king will deal wisely and execute justice and righteousness in the land.

 

Bible in 90 Days | Jeremiah 1-10 : Day 55

I think, Jeremiah who is remembered by most of us as the weeping prophet was an example of how we should live today. In one aspect he was always sorrowful about the message that he had to tell the people of Israel. He had a message of pending judgement and God’s wrath upon sin. At the same time, he was instructed by God to build up people. Those messages conflict with each other in some ways, but still, we too should be building up but also teaching the return of Jesus and the final destruction and defeat of sin.

When God returns, there won’t be any more time to prepare and get right. Jeremiah couldn’t stop the judgement from coming, but he had to obey God by preparing those who would listen.

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When Workflow Fails

Well… This week has been bad for blogging. For me, anyway. I’ve kept up with my reading, but just completely failed in writing about it.