Text: Ezekiel 5-7; Isaiah 36.
Both of today’s passages deal with the same topic – God’s judgment upon His chosen people on account of their sin. The sin? The big deal is idolatry – the worship of false gods. When we read about that we think of Bible times idols – statues and such. We may think of primitive pagans dancing around a fire and conducting odd rites and chants. But even sophisticated people worship false gods. The create idols that they trust and put before the one true Living God. Modern people like us do that.
Our great God has no room for competition. We ought to pay heed as we read words like these:
“Thus says the Lord God: Disaster after disaster! Behold, it comes.” (Ezekiel 7:5)
Here is a challenge: Is there anything in my life that ever comes before God? If there is, that would be an “idol.”
in Him, Mike