Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31 "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Ezek 16, 17


Again, the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel. Ezek 16:1. And I weep as I read this story of a faithful prophet sent to a people who do not want to hear these words.  I wonder what Ezekiel wrestled with as he shared God's Words with obstinant followers. Those with walls built high. Walls that were not crumbling. For they trusted in their strengths.

“But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore because of your renown and lavished your whorings on any passerby; your beauty became his. Ezek 16:15. Vaulted Chambers. Only letting in what we want to. What are the things this day that we trust in? The beauty of success; the beauty of accomplishment; the beauty of independence.

And the smallest most beautiful word: yet.

Yet, I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant...That you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord God.” Ezek 16: 59, 63.

COME BOLDLY:  Timeless Prayers
Father, establish the work of your hands for our children.  May they remember You this day.  May we all remember what You have saved us from.  May we remember the depths from where we have come.  Break down these walls we've built.  No more vaulted chambers.  Thank you for melting our hearts like wax.

PHOTO:  A beautiful sunrise in Oklahoma.  Thinking about this man of God who went back again and again to give them the Words of God.  Not dismayed by their responses.  Not confounded by their faces.  Not deterred by their lack of change.  Not swayed by the popular vote.


2 comments:

  1. I just accidentally posted on yesterday's post. Happy Sunday, Pearls. May you be found worshipping Him.

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  2. I will remember my covenant with you - some of the most beautiful words in the Bible. Pearls - may we remember in Whom we have a covenant.

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