Topic: God Is Just
Opening Prayer: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.
Scripture: Ezekiel 18:1 – 18
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
The Jewish exiles in Babylon were blaming their ancestors for the terrible punishment that had come upon them. Before God, all people are equal, and He judges them individually. All flesh belongs to him and He will hold people accountable for their own sins – the reward of sin is death (v.4b).
Some people from Judah had taken solace in a corporate umbrella of God’s blessing as an excuse for disobeying God. These people thought because their ancestors were righteous, they would not die but live. The righteous God emphatically told them that they would not. However, anyone who returns to God would live (vs.14-18).
God is no respecter of persons, whatever a man sows, he will reap it (see Galatians 6:7). In the same way, God, the Father, is waiting today for someone to return to Him, no matter how sinful he/she may be. The blood of Jesus is available to cleanse any willing soul of all sins and guilt.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to accept my own faults and take personal action for your salvation.
• Pray for yourself, not to take the grace of God in vain
Offer a prayer of faith in line with PROVERBS 17:22; Psalms 97-99; Gal. 2
Scripture Union Daily Guide 17th August 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