OVERVIEW: Judgment came to all who participated in excessive sin and injustice, but those who grieved over their nation’s actions were marked and spared.
BIG IDEA: Be known and identifiable as a follower of Jesus.
KEY VERSE: Ezekiel 9:10 (God to Ezekiel)
So I will not spare them or have any pity on them. I will fully repay them for all they have done.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You live in a land of sin. Many strive to follow me and show my love to others, but sin dominates your culture. It is celebrated and encouraged. I will bring judgment on all who ignore or resist me, on all who insist they get what their eyes crave, with no regard for me or my law. Yet, I will spare those I have sealed with the Holy Spirit, those I have marked and identified as one of my children.
If you follow Jesus, I have identified you as my child. But I also want others to know you as a person of love and compassion, as a person who sets aside his own heart’s desire and seeks and pursues me and my desire. You will be set apart and stand out. Many will hate you for choosing to follow me but do not be tempted to turn back. You are on the right path. Invite others to join you. I have room for all who turn to me.
Would you be identified as a believer where you live, work, or play? Repent of your sin and seek to live under God’s authority.