Ezekiel 3:18 – The scariest words in the Old Testament: “his blood will I require at thine hand.” God has given us a message to warn the wicked that they shall die in their sins (Romans 6:23). If we do not warn him, he will die for his sins – he receives the just punishment of his deeds – but God will hold us accountable.
Ezekiel 3:20 – When we see a Christian falling into temptation – we have the same responsibility!
Ezekiel 3:26-27 – May this be our prayer – LORD keep my mouth shut when I need to keep it shut, and keep it open when I need to keep it open!
Ezekiel 4:1 – BibleBlender has some interesting visual depictions of what this scene may have looked like.
Ezekiel 4:5 – Over a year Ezekiel lay on his left side, and for over a month he lay on his right side.
Ezekiel 4:15 – Ezekiel the priest was revulsed by what was coming, and asked God are you sure? God was not instituting a new dispensation here (Acts 10:15) – just illustrating how desperate the country would get. Thus he allowed Ezekiel to prepare his bread with cow dung rather than human dung.
Ezekiel 5:3 – God’s pictures were very graphic. The preaching hadn’t made a difference, so God tried another technique to teach His people.
Ezekiel 6:7 – God is judging sin harshly. So that his people “shall know that I am the LORD.” 4 times in this chapter we read this purpose for God’s actions. He will not abandon his bride that has gone “a whoring after their idols” (Ezekiel 6:9).
Ezekiel 6:10 – “I have not said in vain.” Deuteronomy 27 contained the curses of Mount Ebal. They were not in vain. God doesn’t say “try harder next time!”
Hebrews 4:12 – How can we keep our hearts from hardening? How can we know we can enter the rest? How can we not fall victim to unbelief?
- Thru the Scripture of God. Our powerful Hope.
- Thru the Sight of God. Our omniscient Creator.
- Thru the Son of God. Our empathetic Priest.
Hebrews 4:14-16 – Here’s another great doctrinal insight:
- Hebrews 4:14 – Jesus is transcendent – He has the ability – He CAN help us
- Hebrews 4:15 – Jesus is immanent – He has the experience – He WILL help us
- Hebrews 4:16 – Let’s GO to God. His throne of grace is accessible, compare to the inaccessible tree of life (Genesis 3:24).
Psalm 104:34 – Take time to enjoy the sweetness of our LORD. Don’t let the cares of the world drag you down.
Proverbs 26:27 – As Patch the Pirate shares with us, “You Reap what You Sow.”
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