Friday, August 21, 2009

Bones around the Alters (Ezekiel 6)

And I will lay the dead bodies of the people of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars. (Eze 6:5 ESV)

God has a wonderful plan for your life. A plan to destroy and tear down. A plan to annihilate and exile. The prophet Ezekiel must have been a depressed man. After laying on his side for so many days and than cutting off all his hair. Ezekiel is called to denounce the idolatry of the people in such graphic terms that would make your ears tingle. Yet like most of the prophets he does not leave the people in despair. In the midst of such horrific judgement he is given the promise of a remnant. Those who have escaped the sword and are now scattered among the nations. Even today ethnic Israel may have rejected their messiah but there is a remnant of the seed of Abraham faithful to Yeshua. The full cup of the Lord's wrath awaits his Day. When God tears down and uproots he always plants a small seed of restoration to give his covenant people hope and a future.

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