The Measure of a Man

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Memory Verse: “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Because your heart is lifted up And you have said and thought, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods In the heart of the seas’; Yet you are [only] a man [weak, feeble, made of earth] and not God, Though you [imagine yourself to be more than mortal and] think your mind is as [wise as] the mind of God—. Ezekiel 28:2 AMP

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Bible Basis

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Key People

Here is a list of key people – the who’s who of overcomers, found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ezekiel. Acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. In Judaism and Christianity, he is also viewed as the 6th-century BCE author of the Book of Ezekiel, which reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some call the Millennial Temple (or Third Temple) visions.

Today’s Devotional Reading: Ezekiel 25 – 28

Ezekiel 25 Amplified Version (AMP)
Ezekiel 26 Amplified Version (AMP)
Ezekiel 27 Amplified Version (AMP)
Ezekiel 28 Amplified Version (AMP)

Reflection

In today’s reading, the Prince of Tyre said to himself, I am a god. He fooled himself because he had some wisdom. By it he gained much wealth and power. Rather than being gracious, he became arrogant and lifted up within himself. Unfortunately for the Prince, God hates a proud heart.

Everyone who is proud and arrogant in heart is disgusting and exceedingly offensive to the Lord; Be assured he will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5 AMP

By your great wisdom and by your trade you have increased your riches and power, and your heart is proud and arrogant because of your wealth Ezekiel 28:5 AMP

Because of Tyre’s arrogance,God promised to bring the most vile nations to fight against it.

Will you still say, “I am a god,” In the presence of him who kills you?
But you are [only] a man [made of earth] and not God, In the hands of those who wound and profane you. Ezekiel 28:9 AMP

The unwise may assume that wealth and earthly status determines their standing with God and man. While man may praise you for beauty and possessions, God is not concerned with what you own and how you look. He looks on the heart to determine the measure of a man.


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