Ezekiel 22:14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.
Sometimes what we say we will do, and what we actually do are two completely different things. It is not that we outright decided to lie to someone. We had no idea of the circumstances ahead of us. So, we occasionally make promises that are broken, leaving people discouraged with us. And yes, it happens to everyone. Everyone that is, except God
God’s promises are sure. He knows the future completely, so He can make promises and not worry about latter circumstances. This is good. Then again, this can be terrifying. If you are today a born-again Christian, then this is wonderful. You are standing in the most secure place of all. All God’s promises of a blessed home in heaven are sure. No circumstances can ever change it. He will provide for your needs and take care of you as you follow and serve Him. All the promises toward you as a Christian are true, and they will all come true. On the other hand, if you are not saved and standing outside of the will of God, all the promises for you are just as sure.
If God asked you the questions in today’s verse, what would your response be? “Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee?” Do you think you can stand against an almighty God on Judgment Day and somehow win against clear truths of your life? No friend, when God deals with you, He will deal with justice. You will be judged by your sin and found guilty. How can I say this for sure? God’s Word says so for sure, and as this verse says, if the Lord has spoken it, He will do it.
There is good news if you do not know Christ as Saviour. You still can. Humble your heart, ask Him to forgive your sin, come into your heart, and be your Saviour. By faith believe on Jesus’ death and resurrection for salvation, and mean it, He will save you. Find a local Church and talk with the pastor about your decision. Friend, you just received many new promises that can never be broken. The Lord has spoken them, He will do them.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 22 / Psalm 118:1-14 / Proverbs 19 / Acts 24
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezekiel 5-8 / Hebrews 12
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