Topic: Your Sin Shall Find You Out
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, grant me spiritual insight into the truth of your word as I study it.
Scripture: Ezekiel 22:1-16
Question(s) for Reflection
• What is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?
The sins of Jerusalem were so daring and widespread that Ezekiel was asked to remind them of their seriousness and the looming judgment that was coming on them. Read the passage again and make a list of these sins?
Take special note of the first two – bloodshed and idolatry (vs.2-7). Blood of human beings (mostly innocent victims) is shed through armed robbery, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, cattle rustling, rioting, mob justice etc. The government officials and policy makers who are charged with protecting the people are themselves guilty of bloodshed (v.6) and mistreatment of elders, the aliens, the widows, and the fatherless (v.7).
How much like what goes on in our nations today? Are you ready to be used of God to cry out against these detestable practices in your society? The bottom line of all the sins listed in this passage is lack of respect either for the law of God or the dignity of fellow human beings. God’s hatred for sin remains unchanged and His judgment against sin remains fierce even today.
• What next: Are you guilty of any of the sins listed in your notebook? With a repentant heart, take a moment to confess them to God.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for your friend or neighbour who has been overpowered by sin.
• Pray for Christian writers to have more inspiration. •
Prayer for the week
Pray for the rekindling of the fire of evangelism in the heart of the Christians. Pray for genuine repentance and discipleship programme to ensure their growth thereafter. Pray for Living World Ministry.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 26:3; Ezek. 14-15; John 11:1-29
Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 September 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God