Today's Bible Passage: Ezekiel 36:25-27
I will try to get in just before midnight this time with a passage for today. This was in fact part of my vicar's (pastor's) text for his reading yesterday evening, and I was looking at it again today. These are of course the words of the Lord to the people of Israel:
25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.I could have quoted more both before and after this, but then I would have felt obliged to make some comment on the references to the land, and that would have opened up a controversial subject which I don't want to deal with just at the moment.Ezekiel 36:25-27 (TNIV©)
Just because I have chosen three Old Testament passages in a row, please don't think that I am somehow stuck in the Old Covenant. In fact of course both today's passage and yesterday's are specific prophecies of the New Covenant. I am sure that in future I will be led to share passages from the New Testament.