Read Scripture Guide for July 15 through 21

HERE'S HOW:

  1. Grab a Bible. If it fits your style, also grab a journal to write in.
    • Which Bible version is best? The one you read! If you don’t have one, let us know! Print, Online, and Apps are available.
    • Invite family or friends to join you.
  2. Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.
  3. Check to see if there is a video to watch today
  4. Look up and read the assigned reading for the day.
  5. Look up the assigned Psalm that day: pray it out loud.
  6. Pray! Ask the Father to apply those readings to your life and to help you join Jesus where He is already working. HE WILL.
  7. Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9:15 am with questions and discussion.
  8. Let's get started!!

July 15

Read Ezekiel 5-8, then Pray Psalm 34. This section continues what can only be described as an utterly bizarre narrative. Don’t give up! Each “demonstration” that God has Ezekiel perform shows how serious God is about dealing with injustice while also saving humanity.

July 16

Read Ezekiel 9-12, then Pray Psalm 35. Chapters 10-11 are an important moment in the overarching narrative of the Bible. The Glory of the Lord (Kavod Yahweh) leaves the temple. Be sure to compare this event with John 2:19-22, Ephesians chapter 2 and Colossians 1:8-17! Take note of how stunning it is through Jesus and the Glory of the Lord now dwells inside each of US! WE are the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit! (See also 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 and 2 Corinthians 6:16).

July 17

Read Ezekiel 13-15, then Pray Psalm 36. Some think that it is God who has changed since the days of Ezekiel. Read Mark 1 and consider what has actually changed. When Jesus appeared, He inaugurated the Kingdom of God which is now permeating the earth, as we carry His presence wherever we go! God has not changed. But the world has been tremendously impacted by His Kingdom!

July 18

Skim Ezekiel 16-18, then Pray Psalm 37.

July 19

Skim Ezekiel 19-21, then Pray Psalm 38.

July 20

Read Ezekiel 22-24, then Pray Psalm 39.  Ezekiel 24 is a challenging read, causing us to wonder what God is up to here. Simply put, He wants His people to feel what He is feeling. Usually, we think the other way around.

July 21

Read Ezekiel 25-27, then Pray Psalm 40. The other nations are also subject to God’s judgment. Consider Jesus’ words about Tyre in Matthew 11:20-24. From this section of Ezekiel, more context is provided to how dramatic Jesus’ words are. Israel’s cities will suffer more on the day of judgment than Tyre!