Difficult news to hear 

Old Testament: Eze 33.21–22

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 32–33 on November 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Ezekiel was among the captives in Babylon when he received what would have been very bad news for him: 

And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, on the fifth day of the month, that one who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and said, “The city has been captured!” Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me the evening before the man came who had escaped. And He had opened my mouth; so when he came to me in the morning, my mouth was opened, and I was no longer mute.

– Ezekiel 33.21–22 

Imagine hearing that about the city where you had lived or hearing it about the capital of your nation, or perhaps hearing it of your congregation. 

It would horrify your soul, no doubt. 

Previously, the prophet had been mute, but the Lord opened his mouth that he might speak, because the nation of Judah needed to hear some things. 


  • What can you do to make sure your city lives in righteousness? 
  • What can you do to make sure your congregation lives in righteousness? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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