Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Sharing: God Is Fair

Most of what I read in Ezekiel this week was how God was going to punish Israel and Judah for worshiping idols and sexual sins so they would know that He was the Lord God.  However, for my highlight of the week I chose these verses that stood out from the rest:

(23) I do not really want the evil person to die, says the Lord God.  I want him to stop his bad ways and live.  (31) Get rid of all the sins you have done.  And get for yourselves a new heart and a new way to think.  Why do you want to die, people of Israel?  --Ezekiel 18:23, 31 (ICB)
Doesn't this sound like rehab?  Perhaps it struck me this way because I've been reading A Chance To Win--Boyhood, Baseball, and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City by Jonathan Schuppe.  God is all about reconciliation.  Today, God wants us to turn from sin to trusting and following Jesus, who died on the cross and rose from the grave so that we can be forgiven and have a new heart, one that desires to do God's will and please Him.

When reading these verses, II Corinthians 5:17 & 18 came to mind which says:
(17) Therefore, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  (18) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
What scripture highlight did you come across this week?  I'd really love to hear.  Please share in the comments or feel free to comment on this one.  

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Sandee said...

I remember these verses. Yes I do. My mother was extremely religious.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

To be honest, I haven't had scripture come across my mind, but I did earlier have a lovely conversation with someone about gardening and spirituality. I do think that interacting with plants - gardening, growing things, eating what you grow - definitely connects us to God and the universe in a special way.

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