Wednesday, July 27 2011
Verse of the Week: V13 “Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.”
1. Perpetual Hatred (V1-8)
V2 “Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,”
The Almighty God spoke through the prophet Ezekiel pronouncing judgement upon the people of mount Seir or Edom, who were the perpetual or long time enemy of Israel. God pronounced severe judgement upon mount Seir because they continued to hate and harm Israel, who was God’s chosen nation. Similarly, God shall judge the people who constantly hate and harm Christians because Christians are God’s people, God’s children.
V5 “Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:”
2. Perpetual Desolation (V9-12)
V9 “I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”
God severely punished mount Seir and until today, mount Seir remains a wasteland with few inhabitants. Indeed, God is not mocked and whosoever mock God’s people are actually mocking God, and God shall punish them.
V11 “Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.”
3. Perpetual Love (V12-15)
V13 “Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.”
The people of mount Seir were proud and boastful and they thought they could live without God. God heard their boasting and He severely judged and punished them. Indeed, when we humble ourselves and trust in God, we shall be under His perpetual and everlasting love and protection, however, if we are proud and boastful and refuse to believe in God, we shall be under His perpetual judgement and condemnation.
V15 “As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, thank You for Your everlasting love and protection.