Day 232

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Ezekiel 14:1-16:63 (NIV)

Melissa Whitaker, Service Coordinator for 9:00 Kindergarten/1st Grade Kid Fusion

What does it take to get your attention? As I was reading these passages, I couldn’t help but think that I am occasionally like the Israelites and need something bold to capture my attention. The imagery used in these chapters is harsh and blunt, and at times, it may seem inappropriate. In Ezekiel 14:6 the request, however, is clear. “This is what the Sovereign Lord Says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!” The Israelites, however, needed more, and at times, we need more reminders too. Let these verses prompt us today to remember that we worship the One True God. The Lord says, “Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you … and you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 16: 60, 62 NIV) If we serve God on a daily basis, we will be blessed!

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2 responses »

  1. 16:59-63 After a full warning of judgments, mercy is remembered, mercy is reserved. These closing verses are a precious promise, in part fulfilled at the return of the penitent and reformed Jews out of Babylon, but to have fuller accomplishment in gospel times. The Divine mercy should be powerful to melt our hearts into godly sorrow for sin. Nor will God ever leave the sinner to perish, who is humbled for his sins, and comes to trust in His mercy and grace through Jesus Christ; but will keep him by his power, through faith unto salvation.

  2. Lord Jesus, there is nothing more devastating than to have Your glory depart. Thanks You that, by Your Spirit, my heart of stone is now a heart of flesh, Capture my heart, Lord, and purify it. Open these ears to hear and these eyes to see. I want to KNOW You as Lord.

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