11/30/21 Declaration of the Lord

READING: Ezekiel 23-25, 1 Peter 1

It’s just one verse in today’s Old Testament reading, but it’s convicting. Alarming, even, in some ways. It forces us to take inventory of our own walk with God. 

Judgment had come on Samaria for their idolatrous rebellion against God. Jerusalem had seen that judgment, but they acted even more promiscuously with false gods. In fact, they continually rebelled against God more and more. As a result, God would turn them over to their enemies in judgment. Here is the summary verse that captures my attention today: “Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: ‘Because you have forgotten me and cast me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your indecency and promiscuity’” (Ezek 23:35). It was as if the people had discarded God, but they would not ultimately get away with such revolt. Consequences were sure to come. 

Our rebellion may be different from the people of Ezekiel’s day, but the principle remains the same: if we sow to the flesh, we will reap destruction from the flesh (Gal 6:7-8). We cannot run so far or so fast in the wrong direction that God won’t hold us accountable for our choices.

“This is the declaration of the Lord God” (Ezek 23:34, 24:14, 25:14). 

PRAYER: “Remind me today, Lord, that my choices and actions have serious consequences.”   

DAILY ACTION STEP: If you are living in rebellion, hear the Lord’s Word today. Return to Him in repentance.  

TOMORROW’S READING:  Ezekiel 26-28, 1 Peter 2

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