THE STORY OF JESUS: Ezekiel 4-6
“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.