Friday, September 23 2011
Verse of the Week: V15 “But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:”
1. The Sons Of Israel (V1-14)
V6 “And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,”
God spoke to Prophet Ezekiel to warn the house of Israel or the sons of Israel to repent of all their abominations and sins, otherwise the holy God shall judge, punish and shame them. All the people of Israel including the priests, except for the sons of Zadok, had grievously rebelled, disobeyed and sinned against the holy God.
V13 “And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.”
2. The Sons of Zadok (V15-16)
V15 “But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:”
Only the sons of Zadok among all the priests of Israel could come near and stand before the holy God and minister and offer sacrifices to Him. The sons of Zadok had kept themselves holy while the rest of the priests and the people had sinned against God.
V16 “They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.”
3. The Sons Of God (V17-31)
V28 “And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.”
The reward of the sons of Zadok was God as their inheritance and possession. Indeed, God is our inheritance and possession and we become the sons of God if we confess and repent our sins, and believe and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:” (John 1:12)
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, thank You for accepting me as Your son.