Ezekiel 26

Ezekiel 26:1-21

SUMMARYBare rock

OVERVIEWThe city of Tyre celebrated when Jerusalem fell, believing it would benefit. The Lord, however, rebuked them and described how judgment would fall on them.

BIG IDEADon’t fight God. He will prevail, so submit to his ways.

KEY VERSEEzekiel 26:13–14 (God to the people of Tyre)
I will stop the music of your songs. No more will the sound of harps be heard among your people. I will make your island a bare rock, a place for fishermen to spread their nets. You will never be rebuilt, for I, the Lord, have spoken. Yes, the Sovereign Lord has spoken!

Allow me to provide the discipline and any necessary judgment of your enemy. But do not gloat over their defeat. Trust me to give the proper response and pray that they would turn to me. Pray they humble themselves before additional correction is needed. Do not wish for their destruction. Perhaps they made bad choices, yet they are still open to change. If they are not, their pride will destroy them.

Learn from their mistakes. Take note that they never cared about Jerusalem. They only focused on how Jerusalem’s defeat might benefit them. If you want to get ahead and gain responsibility in the world, turn to me. Seek me and my will for your life instead of hoping that those ahead of you will fail. Allow me to place you in the proper position at the correct time. Trust me by humbling yourself and submitting to me and my ways.

Have you been scheming of ways to get ahead in life or hoping that people fail in the positions you want? Trust God by praying for those ahead of you, and pray that you would be hardworking and faithful where God has placed you.