Thursday, December 16 2010
Verse of the Week: V25 “Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.”
1. Pride (V1-15)
V10 “Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.”
Man has become proud and many seek to live for self and deny the existence of God. Man thinks that he is his own destiny and only he can seek peace and power through his own means. Man thinks that those who believe in God are the weak minded people who need a Higher Being to help them find purpose and peace in their life struggles and challenges. Man fails to realize that there is indeed a true and living God who creates them, and only the Almighty God can grant them the perfect peace in a wicked world. This was why the people of Judah continued in their pride and sins even though Prophet Ezekiel had time and again warned them of God’s impending judgment.
V15 “The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.”
2. Power (V16-19)
V17 “All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.”
The proud and powerful shall be humbled. Nothing, not even their power or position, fame or fortune, can save them from the judgment and anger of the Almighty God.
V19 “They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.”
3. Peace (V20-27)
V25 “Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.”
In the days of crimes, fighting, violence and wars, the only way to have peace is to seek God’s perfect peace. Man fails to realize that only God’s perfect peace can truly satisfy their deepest needs and save their wretched souls from the fiery pits of hell to the portals of heaven.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me to seek Your peace as only You have the perfect peace.