The seriousness of sin!

“Parents will eat their children, and children will eat their parents.” (Ezekiel 5:10)
I do not see God as making these things happen, but letting them happen.
God warns His people constantly not to live in depraved, violent ways.
Now Israel is facing another depraved nation, bent on conquest.
They will be under siege, and will become desperately hungry, even eating human flesh.
Where can the people turn, if they turned their backs on God.
They are getting exactly what they wanted – life without God.
And they are discovering – as we all do – that it is not so pleasant.
These words are a reminder to me of where sin, unchecked, will lead.
Today we see other examples of this: how sin leads to horrible results.
God is not mean, God is not vengeful; God wants to spare us these horrors.
But if we persist, He will let us go to have what we want, and see for ourselves.
I can’t imagine getting to the point of eating my own kids… but it has happened.
Or people raping or abusing or torturing their own kids… but it happens.
Selfish sinful nature is a messy, miserable path… we need to run away from it!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to remember the seriousness of sin. That a small compromise here can lead to a major crisis there. Help me to heed Your warnings, rather than learning our lessons the hard way.

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  1. The Word of the Lord.
    Do I hear Him speaking to me? Do I have open ears?
    Do I see His actions among the peoples?
    Do I know Him?
    Do I serve Him?
    Do I live for Jesus?
    He has shown the way and I need to walk in that way.
    There is no other way.
    God continues to work with His people – showing that He is the Lord.
    Open my eyes Lord so that I walk in Your SonShine each day.

    When we walk with the Lord in the light of his Word
    What a glory he sheds on our way!
    While we do his good will, he abides with us still,
    And with all who will trust and obey.

    Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
    To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

    Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
    But his smile quickly drives it away;
    Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
    Can abide while we trust and obey.

    Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
    But our toil he doth richly repay;
    Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown or a cross,
    But is blest if we trust and obey.

    But we never can prove the delights of his love
    Until all on the altar we lay;
    For the favor he shows, and the joy he bestows,
    Are for them who will trust and obey.

    Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at his feet,
    Or we will walk by his side in the way;
    What he says we will do, where he sends we will go,
    Never fear, only trust and obey.

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