"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song
by one who has a Beautiful Voice and plays well on an instrument;
for they hear your words but they do not practice them." Ezekiel 33:32.
Ezekiel just spent the last eight chapters on a circuit to judge the neighboring nations in all of their doom. Now, to the children of his people, this prophet hears from God that he is a watchman for them. He is accountable to a Holy God for presenting the truth, not what they want to hear, want to gain.
What gain does my heart go after?
This moment in time, it's a "good gain" but not a "God gain."
Let any gain go driven by sinful desires.
Let the scales fall from our eyes that we may see our own ambition in ministry, in jobs, even in our own families. May we respond to the calling of God this day to live holy lives.
Hearts after God, not gain.
PRAYER FROM PSALMS
O God, turn our hearts to your Word, not to selfish gain. Psalm 119:36