Lessons from Dead Worshipers
Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 6:1-10:22
My selection: Ezekiel 6:13
13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every leafy oak, wherever they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols
My reflections: Israel had trusted in idols, rejecting the exclusive worship of the true God. In the end, they would lie dead among their idols in the places where they made offerings to the false gods. Idols had no power to protect their worshipers from the living God. Ezekiel would gain new and deeper knowledge of the Lord upon seeing the grotesque spectacle of dead idol worshipers scattered among their gods.
Today our idols in western society tend not to be the little wooden or stone images of yesteryear but other more subtle idols, all the things that take the place of the one true God. Our idols may be financial security, prestige, materialism, power, pleasure, etc. These will fail us.
My challenge: Learn from the foolish practices of those who worship false gods. Flee from idolatry. Worship the Triune God of Scripture revealed in Jesus Christ and give thanks to Him.
Tomorrow’s reading: Ezekiel 11:1-14:11