It’s Word Wednesday! Are you ready to dive down into the comments and share what God showed you this week? We’re in Ezekiel and, in Ezekiel, I got my toes crushed. Not just stepped on. Crushed into dust. This is one I’m going to be working on for a long time. It was so bad, there were two verses this week.
Ezekiel 16: 49-50 (NIV): Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
AND Ezekiel 3: 18-20 (NIV): When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.
Anyone else feeling the ouch of these two verses? This theme has been on my mind a lot lately, even before I came across these two verses. The more I look at the world, the faster it seems to be spiraling out of control. It’s almost like a whirlpool, with the vortex spinning faster and stronger as you draw nearer the center. Our nation looks a lot like the verses out of Ezekiel 3 up there, doesn’t it? It looks so much like those verses, it terrifies me.
Honestly, when it comes to the second one, I think I’ll keep my mouth shut. God explains Himself pretty well here. And I have to go get a cast for my broken toes. Believe me, I feel the sting of this one.