Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 27th: Ezekiel 9-12 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Ezekiel 9-12

Ezekiel 9:4 He said to him, "Walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city."

My Life Application Bible says this (emphasis mine).....
God told the man with the writer's case to put a mark on those who were faithful to God. Their faithfulness was determined by their sorrow over their nation's sin. Those with the mark were spared when the six men began to destroy the wicked people. During the Exodus, the Israelites put a mark of blood on their doorframes to save them from death. In the final days, God will mark the foreheads of those destined for salvation (Rev 7:3), and Satan will mark his followers (Rev 13:16-17), who, like him, are destined for destruction. When God punished sin, he won't forget his promise to preserve his people.

Is our faithfulness obvious to God?  To those around us?  Does sin bother us to the point of weeping? Do we have even a slight grasp as to how absolutely holy God is and how sinful we are?  Is there evidence of our faith?

May God give us an ever increasing awareness of His holiness and His incredible mercy and grace, in light of our sinfulness.  So thankful for the blood of Jesus that covers the stain of our sin and make us acceptable in His sight.  Great is His faithfulness!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Ezekiel 13-15


Conrad said...

Good question as to whether or not our faithfulness is obvious to God and others.

And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart. Ezekiel 11:19

We should act and look different to those around us when we have received Christ.

Nathan Reimer said...

Is my faith obvious, does sin truly bother me? Good questions and a good reminder to get on track and take serious my walk with God