Even my six year old knew that it was not acceptable
Reference: And they will know that I am the Lord; I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them. (Ezekiel 6:10 NIV)
Explore: I am clearly the worst mother in the world … I went into the kitchen before breakfast and noticed my six year old sucking on a lolly.
He was not impressed when I asked him to put it away. Even my six year old knew that it was not acceptable to eat lollies first thing in the morning, but he was still miffed when I corrected his ways.
Application: When reading through Ezekiel, it’s clear to see that the people God is talking about have done far worse deeds than eating lollies before breakfast. And yet, they continue to do wrong and go against God.
Clearly Ezekiel was a bad prophet, just like I am a bad mother! But it’s a good reminder for us that, although we follow a loving, gracious, forgiving God, He is not going to approve of everything we do (I guess that’s why He is so forgiving!)
God needs to keep us on track because we often fall away from what we should be doing. Being redirected can be difficult and uncomfortable, but if we know we are being directed back towards God, then we know it’s the best place for us to be.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we wander from Your ways. We know the benefit of Your correction but often resist it. May we be obedient to Your call and direction for our lives. Amen.
When have you wandered from what you should have been doing?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.