Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 21 July 2023 (8th Friday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 106
- 1 Samuel 4:1–22
- Acts 16:23–40
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, IV, 22–35
Today we commemorate Ezekiel. Called by God to be a priest to the exiles during the Babylonian captivity, Ezekiel prophesied about the inevitable judgement on Jerusalem, which took place in 586 BC with the destruction of both the city and the Temple. After the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, Ezekiel prophesied hope to the exiles, delivering God’s promise of a future restoration in the coming Messianic Kingdom. Much of Ezekiel’s prophetic symbolism would be later used by St. John in Revelation.