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Fri. Sep. 22, 2017

Daily Reflections September 22

Category: RMM
By: FBC Staff

Ezekiel 25

God is not a localized deity. He is the sovereign ruler and judge of all nations. After the recounting of the fall of Jerusalem, Ezekiel gives the oracles of God against Judah’s four neighbors.

The Ammonites rejoiced over the destruction of the temple, God’s dwelling place, and conquering Israel’s land, God’s promised possession. The Moabites scoffed at the holiness of Israel, God’s chosen people. The Edomite’s acted in revenge toward Israel, resisting God’s use of Israel as his instrument against them. The Philistines acted in vengeance because of deep-rooted hatred against Israel. There is no doubt that these nations were being judged due to their many sins. They were prideful, idolatrous, and variously immoral. We can read that in the other prophetic books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Amos. However, it is interesting to note that Ezekiel focuses on the fact that these nations were going against God by going against his people, Israel.  Keep reading...

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