OVERVIEW: Ezekiel delivers a message from God, revealing Israel’s history of faithlessness and God’s faithfulness. In the end, God again offers Israel hope and a future.
BIG IDEA: God is faithful, even when we are faithless.
KEY VERSE: Ezekiel 20:9 (God to Ezekiel)
But I didn’t do it, for I acted to protect the honor of my name. I would not allow shame to be brought on my name among the surrounding nations who saw me reveal myself by bringing the Israelites out of Egypt.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I am faithful and trustworthy. I always have been and always will be. And I do it all for the sake of my name, that I might receive the glory and honor I deserve. I am not unjustly boasting. I am worthy of praise, for I created all things, and I sustain all things. My reputation is one where I forgive and guide and revive. But I also discipline when necessary.
I want you to live for me and show others who I am and what I do. Tell others about me. Point them to me, but show them my love. I want others to see me through your words and actions. Reveal to them what a transformed life looks like. Don’t ignore me to follow false gods that are popular with some. I am worthy of praise, for I am the hope the world craves and the healer the world needs.
God is looking for faithful followers. Be faithful today, even in little things, for his name’s sake.