Today you should read: Ezekiel 12
Ezekiel 12 represents a typical theme throughout the Old Testament: exile. The people were being exiled because of their rebelliousness.
“Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house. (v. 2)
This goes all the way back to the book of Exodus, where the people of Israel wandered in the wilderness for 40 years because of their hardness of heart.
What this should mean for us is that God takes sin seriously. He is perfectly holy and just, and therefore does not tolerate sinfulness. That is why he sent Jesus. We are not able to deal with our sinfulness by our own power. And God, in his grace, sent Jesus to take our place. We respond in living out and modeling the truth and power of the gospel in our daily lives.
What is one area of your life that does not reflect the work of God? Because of Christ, you no longer have to be in exile because of your sin.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
By: Graham Withers — Associate Pastor
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