October 25, Reading 2 – Ezekiel 5, 6

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Audio, Visual

SAA Notes

Ezekiel had to do some strange things – he was a living visual aide for his prophetic message. God left no stone unturned in seeking to elicit repentance in His people.

SJA Notes

* Mighty God, thank You for Your word today.

“And the slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

In Ezekiel’s time God was furious with His people.

Fury.

They had turned away from our Creator God time and time again. Even the best of them was broken and frail.

God’s fury and wrath were going to pour out on them so that only a remnant were left.

How do we read this today? What impact should these words have on us?

It is laughable that some consider the world different today. That we are somehow more superior.

We know from God’s word that this is not true. Sin is sin. Our hearts now are just as deceitful and inky black as Israel’s were back then.

And Jesus came for sinners. Sinners such as we are. Such as Ezekiel was. Such as Israel were.

We need Jesus, who bore God’s fury and wrath in the place of His bride the church.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* God above,

You poured out Your wrath on Yourself, You in the person of God the Son come to earth as a man, for us Your people.

Who are we to deserve such a work of mercy?

You have saved us from death into eternal life.

What are we to You that You would give us such a gift?

You have written our names in Your book of life from before the foundation of the world.

How can we even respond to this?

Please mark us as humble and obedient before You today Lord.

Amen.

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