Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
My bible commentary says:
The vision climaxes in an unexpected way. Ezekiel falls on his face at the glory of what he sees, but the high point of the vision is actually nothing visible at all –it is a sound: “I heard the voice of one speaking.”
Throughout the Bible, it is the fact that God speaks that sets him apart from all other gods. That is part of the reason why Israel was to make no image of God, what mattered, finally , was not what God looked like, but what he said. Thus the high point of Ezekiel’s vision was not the awesome visual scene, but rather the word of God.
For believers today, what matters preeminently is what God has said in the gospel. Our lives are not determined by personal failure, moral lapse, financial disaster, relational dysfunction, physical ailment, but by the word of grace that hangs like a banner over all of that and injects hope into all of life. Whatever happens, God has spoken. A word has come. The gospel defies what we deserve on our own merit. God has pronounced his forgiveness, acceptance and ultimate rule. And he has done it through the Word, his own Son, Jesus Christ.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Satan will constantly try to stuff our head with negative thoughts, but God is our strength, he is our protector and He will speak to us any time we allow Him to. Many have a very full day, but it is not only important to pray, but also it is important to open the bible and read some each day. It may be one verse, a chapter or a number of chapters. It is a great way to start off your morning. It energizes you for the day and its a great way to end your evening and it can lead you to a very peaceful night’s sleep.
Please share any bible reading or songs you may have ended your night with last night or that may have gotten your day started with this morning or anything else you may have on your mind.
I wish all of you a very blessed day.