November 6 “Strength for the job but not hard-hearted”

male prayerGod called Ezekiel to a very difficult job and to live among heart-hearted rebellious people, but He gave Him the strength for the job. Are you trusting God to give you the strength you need to be salt and light where He has placed you?

Today’s Readings:
Ezekiel 3 & 4
Psalm 119.161-168
Proverbs 28.13
Hebrews 2.1-18

 

Ezekiel 3 & 4:

Strength for the job

Chapter 3.8-9:

8 Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads. 9 Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel had a difficult job. Even after their years of rebellion had taken them into captivity, the people had not softened their hearts and turned back to God. Instead, they had become more rebellious.

We live in a society today where many people are far from God. Others have a form of religion, but not a personal relationship with Him (Rom. 10.1-4).

Even many who call themselves Christians or who say they believe in God and the Bible, will turn around and tell you homosexuality is something you are born with or sex outside of marriage, living together, and abortion are justifiable. And when you share the truth, they will respond with anger and name calling. Continue reading