Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
Ezekiel 37 is the well-known passage about the valley of dead dry bones. In a vision, Ezekiel is in a valley full of human remains. They have not been buried appropriately. It’s a ceremonially unclean place. Anyone who is there is defiled.
At God’s command, Ezekiel calls the bones together. They become living people again by God’s decree. The Lord brings them from uncleanness and death into life. God’s interpretation of the situation is that He, the Lord of life, intends to bring Israel, dead in sin, to life by his gracious words. There is no doubt. He an do it.
By Jesus, the living Word of God, all whom He calls will live. Though we are dead in trespasses and sin, He can make new life by his call, the call of the Gospel. There’s no need to doubt. We simply hear the call of God. He will take care of it all, for he is the Lord of life.
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