Location, Location, Location
Daily Bible Reading – Ezekiel 1-3; Revelation 2
Today’s Key Passage – Ezekiel 1:1-2:8
In 2010, my wife passed her real estate exam and has been working as a Realtor ever since. Along the way, I have picked up a little bit about her business through talking with her and listening to her stories. While I am far from being an expert, I have learned that the number one rule in real estate is location, location, location. All things being equal, two identical homes can have an amazing difference in value based solely on their locations. While location is important in real estate, the same is not true for serving God.
Today we begin reading the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel was a contemporary of Jeremiah, and both of them were prophets of God who spoke out against the sins of God’s people. The biggest difference between the two was location. Jeremiah preached to the people still in Judah, while Ezekiel preached to the people already exiled to Babylon. Even though Ezekiel was over 500 miles away from Jerusalem, the center of worship for the early Israelites, he did not let his location stop him from serving God. Instead, he stepped out in faith right where he was.
Many of us can believe the lie that we have to be in the right “location” to serve God. For example, we might think we cannot serve Him at work unless we work in the ministry, or that we cannot share the message of the Gospel in some situations because it might be uncomfortable. The fact is that our “location” has nothing to do with our ability to serve God. Whether we are rich or poor, young or old, introverted or extroverted; we can serve Him. Just as the number one rule of real estate is location, the number one rule of serving God is obedience. As long as we have a heart for obedience to Him, we will always be able to faithfully serve Him, wherever we happen to be in our lives.
During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you? Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.
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