October 24, Reading 2 – Ezekiel 3:16-4:17

Reading

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SAA Notes

Coming judgment brings a responsibility to those who know to warn others to turn to the Lord from our own bent ways. Ezekiel excites sympathy from the exiles for those remaining in Jerusalem. Jerusalemites looked down on the exiles as God’s rejects.

SJA Notes

* Dear Father God in Heaven, please show us Your word today.

“Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.”

God calls Ezekiel to warn both the believer and the unbeliever alike.

The unbeliever needs a warning that asks them to make sense of death, to not die in sin/wickedness.

The believer needs a warning that exhorts and convicts and encourages them not to sin.

These are warnings for us, both to take ourselves and to deliver as the Lord gives us opportunity.

Those around us who do not know the Lord – They need a warning. They need a solution for death that makes sense!

For our believing brothers and sisters, those we love and care for, those who care for us – We are able to as the situation calls deliver warnings to escape the stumbling blocks that can loom so large.

And flip the coin. _We_ will have stumbling blocks.

We can be encouraged to heed the warning of scripture, and to take the warning however the Lord chooses it to be delivered – Let us listen and humbly let the warning arrest our steps, aright our paths, point us again to Jesus.

*  Sovereign Lord,

Your word is clear to both believer and unbeliever.

Please save our unbelieving friends and family. Let Your Spirit rush over the place, calling the lost to repentance.

And please may we heed the warning delivered to us. Please write Your word on our hearts that we might not sin against You!

Amen.

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