Imagine the effect of these words (16:35) on believers in Ezekiel’s day! Shock and horror! Is this how God thinks of you and me? Then comes that wonderful word of promise that has now been fulfilled with Jesus (16:60-63).
“I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth against because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD.”
These are hard words to read, in whatever time of history we read them.
But they are incredibly important.
We see how serious God takes sin.
We also see what He wants for us – To remember and be confounded.
How does that apply to us today, followers of Jesus, who was the ESTABLISHMENT OF AN EVERLASTING COVENANT?
Paul points us to the heart of the matter in his letter to the Philippian church – “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
God wants us to remember the truth of who we are! And have that affect how we behave, what we _do_, how with _think_.
Remember that we are sinners, that we have nothing to bring, and that it is ALL Jesus!
* Dear Lord God,
Thank You for reminding us through Your word the truth of who we are. That we are sinners, saved by grace alone, through faith alone.
And thank You for Jesus – Your answer to our big problem. That we can bring nothing, do nothing, enact nothing to earn our salvation from eternal judgement.
Praise You, hallelujah, what a saviour!