God’s Desire – Ezekiel 18-19 – September 6

Today’s comments will be short. It is easy to get caught up in the consequences of what Ezekiel is foretelling will happen to the children of Israel as a result of their sin towards God.  Again, there is a key verse in these 2 chapters that we must not miss, and where we need to keep our focus – verse is 18:32, “For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord, Repent and live!”

God’s desire then and still today is that none, no one, should ever perish!

Until next time,

Sandra

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I became a writer in my later years. I love blogging and sharing life with others. I speak to women's groups about the Christian life.
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One Response to God’s Desire – Ezekiel 18-19 – September 6

  1. Jack Bass says:

    Ezekiel 18. God explains to Ezekiel the true meaning of sin and the punishment thereof. He is talking about sin and death but it all relates to how a person attains eternal life. God tells a story of a righteous man who has lived a good life as mentioned in verses 5-9. Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right. He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or have sexual relations with a woman during her period. He does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. He does not lend to them at interest or take a profit from them. He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly between two parties. He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD. The jest of this chapter is that God judges every man upon the basis of his individual and personal conduct. It ends with a passionate appeal for the wicked to repent. Pretty heavy load to bare and I’M sure as we look at these verses we think of how many of them we have broken in our lifetimes. Jesus is our salvation if we except him as our personal savior and ask Gods forgiveness when we admit sin to him.

    Chapter 19. My comments on this chapter will be brief. I feel like the mother Lion is Israel and the two cubs are a couple of rotten Kings that had ruled for only a few months. A very confusing chapter and I pass on commenting on what it all about. In Christ, Jack.

    Father God I come to you this morning in complete humbleness knowing that you are my Lord and Savior. My love grows for you each day. I pray that you would give me answers to the mysteries I read in your book. The bible was written so long ago and the language has changed over time and i really do have problems understanding what I read. All I do know for sure is that you gave your son to die on the cross in my place and for that I am eternally grateful. Be with my church as well as our missionaries around the world. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.

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