Wednesday, August 17, 2011

taken by the hair

Ezekiel was given such visions to share with the people and with us. In today's reading from Ezekiel 8, (please pick up the Bible and read this today) was taken to the Jerusalem to the temple to see what was happening in the temple. Idols everywhere!

People hiding in dark rooms with their idols - thinking God doesn't see.

People openly bowing to worship the sun!

People thumbing their noses at God.

Well, we may not be worshipping the sun, but what do we place before God at home or at church? Is it a certain pew? Is it a certain teacher? Is it the pastor? Is it ourselves?

The story goes on in Ezekiel 9 with the LORD thundering it says about punishing the city! A man wearing dress of linen entered carrying a writer's case. He instructed the man to walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on their forehead if they were weeping and sighing because of the detestable sins. Then he told the other men to follow and kill those that were not marked!

God represents mercy and He does have it, but eventually He will make His judgments. Over and over we are told...

Without God we are all lost...He provides the only way!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

As I read this morning, I wondered also what does God see in our churches?