The Day of the LORD is near.

January 21, 2021 in Today's Devotion by TGV

Bible Study Guide/ 26-BSG-30Y, (Ezekiel 30:2-3, 6)/ A Devotional Thought corresponding with the Today’s Bible Reading Plan/ Theme: The Day of the LORD is Near.

Key Text: “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Wail, ‘Woe to the day!’ For the day is near, Even the day of the Lord is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.” (Ezekiel 30:2–3, NKJV) “Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt, then they shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 30:19, NKJV)


This chapter is a continuation of the theme begun in the previous section—Judgment. Nebuchadnezzar is God’s agent of judgment against Egypt. And God has officially announced that the day is coming — even at the door.

But what is the day of the LORD? “The dies irae, “day of wrath.” It is the day of universal judgment (Isa 24:21-22); It is the day of judgment on the nations (Isa 13:9-11); It is the day of judgment on faithless Israel (Am 5:18-20). It is also, the Great Day of the LORD’s judgment yet to come upon the entire world (1 Thess. 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10). This will be the Day of final judgment on Sin and the final doom of the heathen nations and all those who disobey God– of which Egypt is representative.

Devotional Implication: “Ezekiel’s warning about “the day of the LORD” was not just for the people of Ezekiel’s day. It is for the people of all generations. Some day in the future, God’s storm—His day of judgment and wrath—is coming upon the entire earth. And it cannot be stopped. God has already determined the date, and it is fixed. On that day, all sinners—all nations and people who have rebelled against the LORD by rejecting or ignoring Him and disobeying His holy commandments—will face God’s terrifying judgment.” [Leadership Ministries Worldwide/ The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible/ Ezekiel, p. 238].

How can we prepare for the Great Day of the LORD? [a] that Day will come unexpectedly– “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and Safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2–3, NKJV)

[b] We need to be ready for always for that Day — “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:4–6, NKJV) “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44, NKJV)


Admonitions: Listen to what the Bible says about the coming storm of judgment, the LORD’s day of wrath:

  1. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” (Romans 1:18, NKJV)
  2. “But to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;” (Romans 2:8–9, NKJV)
  3. “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.” (Ephesians 5:3–6, NKJV)
  4. “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” (Hebrews 10:26–27, NKJV)
  5. “But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.” (Jeremiah 10:10, NKJV)

What response do you think this chapter [from the context of Judgment] should inspires us to do? “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36, NKJV) “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” (Psalm 2:12, NKJV)


Have a Good Night: “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:9–10, NKJV)



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