Today’s Tasting: Ezekiel 5-8
Ezekiel 5 – Jerusalem’s Desolation Foretold
Ezekiel 6 – Idolatrous Worship Denounced
Ezekiel 7 – Punishment for Wickedness Foretold & the Temple Profaned
Ezekiel 8 – Vision of Abominations in Jerusalem
Today’s Nourishment: My, how Jerusalem sounds like the United States:
“She has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations and against My statutes more than the lands which surround her. They have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes”
Jerusalem’s misery was foretold. God didn’t punish and then set the rules. His people knew what was expected and then still went their own way. How can we as a country watch all that is going on around us and still expect God to bless us? Our government supports organizations that sell babies’ tiny bodily parts. Our country honors gender reversals and sexual perversion. Christians are murdered in their own houses of worship. It’s time for all Christians to repent and pray for our nation.
When the Bible talks about idols, I think it’s easy for today’s Christian to think that’s an Old Testament issue. I don’t worship calves made out of gold. I don’t worship wooden carved idols. But what do we worship? I bet the people in the Old Testament couldn’t imagine the hours we sit in front of a box watching other people’s lives, a pair of shoes that cost a month’s wages, or all the fame and attention America gives to people for their sins. What are our personal idols? What people think of us? Our reputation? Our right to do as we please? Idolatry is definitely an issue we need to address in our own lives.
Ask the Father, “What do I allow in your place? What occupies more of my time and thoughts than you? What am I not willing to lay down for You?”
Please answer honestly in the comment section.
Tomorrow’s Delight: Ezekiel 9 – 12
Kelly Quinn, South Carolina, mom of seven