Keep Your Heart as Fertile Soil

In today’s Bible reading* we came across Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seeds (Mark 4:3-9). It’s a familiar story for those of us who grew up going to church. We’ve heard it at least a million times, right? According to the parable, as the sower scattered the seed, some of the seed fell…

Ezekiel’s Call to Ministry

Today’s Bible reading* recounts Ezekiel’s call to ministry to prophesy against God’s people. God strictly warns him to not be rebellious like His people, but to faithfully deliver God’s Word. If he does, God will hold him blameless, regardless of how the people respond. But if Ezekiel fails to faithfully speak God’s, God will hold…

Warnings for those Entrusted with the Care of God’s People

Today’s Bible reading* includes some very strong warnings for those entrusted with the care of God’s people. Specifically, Jeremiah is addressing the spiritual leaders people of Judah and Israel. Instead of leading God’s people to gather around the heart of God, these leaders are scattering God’s people. But God promises to bring His people back….