The Valley of Dry Bones, Part V

And he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.  Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will ay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.  So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

Ezekiel 37:4-7

As we continue on in our study of the story of Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones, we could title this post “What If…”  Ezekiel had just been given a very strange assignment – he was told to prophesy to a valley full of very dry bones.  He was told exactly what to tell them.  He was not told what the result of this would be.  God had asked him if he thought that the bones could live, and he had answered that only God knew that.  He did not know if the bones could or would live or not.  He was given a job to do by the Lord.  And he did it.

This assignment was strange.  What if Ezekiel had said that he didn’t understand what was going on?  What if Ezekiel had thought that this was a crazy scheme and he was not going to do what the Lord told him to do?  What if?  Well, had Ezekiel not obeyed the Lord, he would not have seen the miracle that the Lord performed.  He would not have felt the shaking and would not have seen the awesome sight of the bones coming together.  He would have missed it all.

The same could be said of us.  Sometimes we don’t understand what the Lord wants us to do.  But we can be guaranteed that we will miss a tremendous blessing if we don’t obey Him.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Wow, Ben …. thank you!!

    “The same could be said of us. Sometimes we don’t understand what the Lord wants us to do. But we can be guaranteed that we will miss a tremendous blessing if we don’t obey Him.”

    Now you’re making me scratch my head in wonderment of how many miracles I missed because I chose to be logical instead of obedient…

    Blessings,
    ann

    Reply

    • I don’t know about you, but I know that I have missed a TON of great things and blessings in my life because of my unbelief. I hope I don’t miss as many in the future! 🙂

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  2. Praying to obey today! God bless you, Ben, and thanks for showing us the “what if’s”.

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