Today you should read: Ezekiel 20
In Ezekiel 20 we see something super critical… The Cost of Rebellion.
This is a beautiful text of God’s faithfulness and Israel’s rebelliousness. God was always faithful to Israel even when they rebelled but it always cost them something… same for us.
When you read verses 1-31 you can’t help but see how even in Israel’s continued rebellion God remained faithful to them… even when it was hard. They had idols. They didn’t forsake them when told to. They deserved nothing but judgement (by the way so do we) and God spared them time and time again (v.9,22). He even gave them good things like Sabbaths, which was a sign to them of His faithfulness (v.12) but still, it always cost them something…
For Israel, it was the PROMISED LAND (v.6-8, 15-17)… What has your rebellion toward God cost you in your life?
Regardless, God is still good. He still has a plan to bring us to completion (Philippians 1:6) as he did for Israel (v.33-49). But that doesn’t mean we always take the easy way of submission. Sometimes we take the hard road of rebellion. And we have to remember, rebellion always comes with a cost.
Where is God asking you to submit to Him?
By: Nick Parsons — Pastoral Ministry Associate – College
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