Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 37:2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Out text discusses Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones which you are told is the House of Israel (See vs 11), but the devotional teaching is very clear. Many times in our daily walk as a Christian we get all messed up in this world of pleasures and sin. You get side tracked by the pretty lights and the glitter that the world has to offer and before you know it you are somewhere that you really don’t want to be and you are not sure how to find your way back. You may even lose all hope of ever getting back to where you used to be.
King David said on one occasion, “ I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant … Ps 119:176. We all go astray and lose our way from time to time and we need help to get back where we should be.
Hears the GOOD NEWS! (That’s is what the word ‘gospel’ means)
Our help comes from God. In Ezekiel 34 God said that because his flock is scattered and lost, that He would seek them personally. (See vs. 12, 16).
How did He do that? The Bible tells tells you. For the Son of man (The Lord Jesus Christ) is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10.
In Luke 15 the Lord Jesus Christ gives a parable of the one lost sheep out of a hundred. He leaves the 99 and goes to seek the 1. He finds it and brings it back rejoicing. It is stated like this…15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
In closing I want to draw your attention to one last thing in this passage. Notice in verse 5 that He laid the sheep on ” His shoulders” which means that you can’t, by yourself, find your way back. You are going to need Gods’ help. Call on Him for help.
If you have lost your way, my prayer is that you will call on Him right now to help you find your way back.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13.