Monday – Ezekiel 2:1-3:15
Some commentators argue from chapters 1-3 that Ezekiel is a reluctant prophet (like Jonah). What do you think? Did Ezekiel have reasons to be reluctant? How is his call to an “impossible” task like some of God’s callings on your life?
Tuesday – Isaiah 6, Revelation 1
How are the callings of Isaiah and John to be prophets similar to Ezekiel’s? How are they different? Why do you think?
Wednesday – Ezekiel 3:4-21; Hebrews 13:7-18
How is the hardness of Israel in exile a warning to us in the church of Jesus Christ today? What are some specific ways we can avoid being like the Israelites here?
Thursday – Mark 8:31-38; 9:31; 10:33-34, 45; 13:24-27; 14:62
In light of Ezekiel’s vision in Ezekiel 1 and his call as “Son of Man,” how should that shape the way we understand Jesus’ self -identification as “the Son of man”? Why is this such good news for us?
Friday – Psalm 137
This psalm powerfully expresses the emotions of exile, even graphically wishing the abuse of Israel’s oppressors fall back on their own heads (v. 9). How might the experience of exile hard- ened Israel in their rebellion against God? How might their experience contribute to the difficulty of Ezekiel’s calling? How might God’s call of Ezekiel to prophecy to rebellious Israel be a powerful evidence of his grace?
Saturday – Luke 3:21-22; 4:1-30
Compare the beginning of Jesus’ ministry as the final prophet to Ezekiel’s. How are they similar and different? Why do you think? How can this comparison help you know and love Jesus more today?