Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26th: Ezekiel 5-8 ~Conrad

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Ezekiel 5-8

If you fall to sin, it's usually in the hopes of not being caught.  Chances are if there was a camera was on us 100% of the time, there would be fewer laws and commandments broken.  If all our verbal conversations were recorded, we probably wouldn't lie because it could be easily reviewed.  I would imagine that there would be fewer cases of adultery knowing that there was the ability to watch what your spouse was doing.  Or less theft knowing that your face is on the video.  The not so funny thing is, is that we are on camera 100% of the time.

"Yet in her wickedness she has rebelled against my laws and decrees more than the nations and countries around her. She has rejected my laws and has not followed my decrees." Ezekiel 5:6

Ezekiel is warning the people of Jerusalem.  They have rejected God and His laws and were worshiping every god imaginable with the exclusion of the one true God.  The people were living the way the wanted to with no repercussions.  Until now. God was going to judge them harshly for rejecting Him and worshiping false gods. " Because of all your detestable idols, I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again." (vs 9)

Just like the people of Jerusalem, we too are under God's microscope.  We may believe that we are able to hide and "get away" with our actions, but that is simply not the case.  God takes sin seriously and so should we.  God will hold us individually accountable for all of our sins, and thankfully He offers each of us a pardon through Jesus' death on the cross.

God has the ability to take us who are dead in sin, and by his Spirit breathe new life into us. God wants the whole world to know that he is Lord, and today's reading reminded me that we have a responsibility of letting others know about this wonderful act.  

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Ezekiel 9-12


Nathan Reimer said...

We too are sinners that need saving, only through Jesus and the forgiveness that He offers can we be truly saved

Tammy Reimer said...

A good reminder that as people who have heard the good news, we are held to a higher standard and are more accountable. That's what made the Israelites actions so wicked. They knew better. They had God's laws. They knew what He expected of them. And they deliberately chose another way.

What will we choose?