The Valley of Dry Bones

Read Ezekiel Chapter 37

Where are you today? Think about it for a moment. Are you tired? Are you frustrated? Are you discontent? Do you feel like there are never ending tasks before you that continually remind you how alone you feel at times? Regardless of where you are and how you are feeling, God wants your attention. He does not want your attention to ask you to do one more thing but He wants you to know that He can breathe fresh air into your lungs and strengthen your spirit. He wants you to know that He is the God of the impossible and He can bring life to any dead circumstance in your life. How do we know that? Read Ezekiel 37:1-14. The first valley we are studying together is called the Valley of Dry Bones. Ezekiel is God's prophet who is writing this experience with the Lord.

1. From Ezekiel 37:1-3, answer the following questions:

a. Describe what happened to Ezekiel and what did he see?

b. What question did God ask Ezekiel?

c. What did Ezekiel answer?

The Lord led him to a valley where he saw multitudes of dry bones. He was not sure why God took him to see this valley and he did not have the foresight to know what God's plans were for these bones. Ezekiel was taken to a place that represented hopelessness, darkness and death. This valley was worse than a cemetery because the bones were exposed on top of the ground. To believe that God would want to restore life to death took more than having a relationship with Him; it took an abundance of faith. Ezekiel was honest. Although he had a relationship with God, Ezekiel was unsure if God wanted to make these bones live. Ezekiel was as unsure of God's will back then as we are unsure of God's will today.

2. From Ezekiel 37:4-14, answer the following questions:

a. What did God tell Ezekiel to do?

b. What did God tell Ezekiel to say?

c. What was the Lord's goal for these bones?