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September 12, 2017 Bible Study — Choosing Godly People To Manage Our Ministries

I am using the daily Bible reading schedule from “The Bible.net” for my daily Bible reading.

Today, I am reading and commenting on Ezekiel 44-45.

    Today’s passage contains a lot that I do not know what to do with, but I did come across a clear warning for us today, and instructions on how to avoid the issue. Ezekiel condemns the people of Israel for bringing uncircumcised people into the Temple. However, the key problem was not that they were uncircumcised, it was that they did not have any real interest in serving God at all. Further, the problem was not so much that they had brought such people into the Temple. The failing was that they had hired such people to manage the Temple. The way I read this, it is a warning against hiring people who do not share our trust and belief in Christ to manage our ministries. If we hope for the organizations we create and the ministries we enter into to serve God we must make sure that those we hire to manage and run them are also dedicated to serving God.

September 12, 2016 Bible Study

I am using the daily Bible reading schedule from “The Bible.net” for my daily Bible reading. Later this month it will be my wife’s and my 16th anniversary. To celebrate this event I have decided to wish my wife Happy Anniversary for 16 days.

Happy Anniversary, Alanna–Day 5
Thank you for being my wife.

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Today, I am reading and commenting on Ezekiel 44-45.

    Ezekiel warns against bringing those who do not worship God into the Temple. I am not sure what that means for us today. To at least some degree it is a warning against “ecumenical” ministries which include those who are not Christian. I disagree with those who wish to establish organizations designed to promote understanding between Christians and non-Christians. The only understanding we, as Christians, should seek from those who are non-Christians is that God is calling them to accept Christ. And the only understanding of other faiths we, as Christians, should seek is what about those faiths leads their followers to refuse to accept Christ.