THE TRUE test of prophets is whether they have “stood in the council of YHWH to see and hear His word.” (Jer. 23:18)
This week, we discuss the calling of Ezekiel and God’s first commands to the prophet — to prophesy to “a rebellious house,” the scattered people of Israel, and to do so in a rather unpleasant way.
PRAISE THE Lord! That’s the theme of the Psalms in today’s Old Testament study. We examine a half dozen psalms of praise and find divine council language, making it clear that the psalmists knew that other gods existed, but only one God, Yahweh, created all the rest.
Again this week, we encounter a verse that’s especially timely for us Americans, given the presidential election this past week.