Today’s readings: Ezekiel 27:1-28:26, Hebrews 11:17-31, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 27:15-16
I am interested in the closing verses of Ezekiel 28 because I think Ezekiel is describing God’s vision of a perfect world for Israel.
25 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The people of Israel will again live in their own land, the land I gave my servant Jacob. For I will gather them from the distant lands where I have scattered them. I will reveal to the nations of the world my holiness among my people. 26 They will live safely in Israel and build homes and plant vineyards.
God wants people who are wholeheartedly devoted to Him (holy) and who live out their lives naturally and peacefully. Are God plans for us simply that we live lives of devotion to Him, while working and participating in our communities? I often have these grand ideas of God’s will for my life. Notably, these grand ideas center on my life, and only secondarily involve God and His plans. In the midst of all of today’s fears and anxieties, perhaps God’s plan for us is simple – to belong to Him and to live with and love those around us.