Ezekiel 40-41 For Such a Time as This
This phrase was given to Queen Esther when she hesitated to speak to her husband, the king, about Haman’s treachery. Mordecai told her that perhaps she had been put in her position ‘for such a time as this.’ She asked her maids to fast (and we imagine, pray) for wisdom to know what to say and when to say it. In this chapter in Ezekiel, we find something similar. “The man said to me (that is Ezekiel), “Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you, for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.” [Ezek 40:4]
God desires three things of us: a heart that is prepared to see with our eyes hear with our ears, and have a heart to understand what the Sovereign Lord is saying. As we begin our reading each day and as we enter His presence to pray, do we ask God for these three things so we might give attention to His Word and be able to share what the Holy Spirit reveals to us?
The challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten our understanding so we might be able to impart the truth of the scriptures to others.