Ezekiel 9:9-10 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
People in general never change. We may change in our outward appearance a bit. Our lifestyles might change some. However, over all people never really change. Adam and Eve started it all when they thought, “God won’t care if we eat just one bite… It is such a little sin. Surely He won’t be too mad.” Do you remember the attitude of the people of Noah’s time? They may have said, “A flood, rain, what is rain? God is not that mad at us Noah. Just look around you and see. He has not punished us yet, has He? Just leave us alone.” Then there were the Children of Israel spoken of in today’s verses saying in essence “God is not coming back. He has forsaken us. We have everything we need without Him. He is not even watching. Ezekiel, get a life.”
Still today, after all the evidence of the accuracy of God’s promises, still people say, “I have never seen Jesus in the sky so why should I believe that it will happen today?” They may not say it with their mouth, but with their lives people say, “Really? My grandparents believed He was coming, my parents believed it too and they have died, and He still did not come back. Preacher quit bothering us with this legalistic garbage of not sinning. God does not care about our little sins. He only cares about the big ones that I have not committed. Will you please leave us alone?”
However just as with all those in the past who did not believe and mocked His coming and His judgment, there is still a price to pay for sin. His promises are sure. He shall return in the twinkling of an eye. Where will you be found on that day?
God’s Word says He will not be mocked. You cannot live a sinful life that makes a mockery of Christ’s death for that sin and still expect His blessings. If you do not care about His blessings, then you probably do not know Him. For me to live is CHRIST.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 8-10 / Psalm 110 / Proverbs 11 / Romans 9, 10
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jeremiah 42-45 / Hebrews 4-5
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