Topic: No More Postponement of My Judgement
Opening Prayer: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
Scripture: Ezekiel 12:17-28
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Ezekiel engaged in so many dramas at God’s command, including trembling and shuddering in fear while feeding. God’s explanation is, unfortunately, a common experience for most Africans (vs.17-20). Guerrilla warfare, civil disobedience, political violence, ethnic conflict, religious intolerance, etc, cause anxiety, despair, violence, desolation and wastage in all aspects of life. There’s only one effective cure: new life in Christ and living by God’s Word.
Apparently, the people of God have heard the same message so many times they have even developed mocking proverbs: all warnings or visions come to nothing (v.22) or are for “the distant future” (v.27). Probably they were used to false prophesies and futile threats. What was God’s reply to each (vs.23-25, 28)? Read also 2 Peter 3:8-11. There is serious temptation to neglect or postpone responding to God’s Word because of delayed fulfilment.
Never take lightly what God presents so gravely and repeatedly (see Hebrews 10:31). We must spread the message of the Master with the urgency it entails. In his letter to the Romans, Paul writes that the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth quickly and finality (Romans 9:28 (NLT); compare Revelation 10:6).
• Meditation: What can you learn from Revelations 12:12?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Gracious Lord, may all hardness of heart be removed from your people. • Thank God in anticipation of the dawn of a productive and happy week.
Prayer for the week
Pray for the Christian Elders and Senior brethren among us. Pray for their lives and their faith in Christ. Pray that God will continue to strengthen them to finish strong in this race. Pray for Amazing Grace Assembly.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 12: 9 – 13; Psalms 35-36; Acts 17:1-15
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24th July 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