by Rev Joel Yong
And you, O son of man, take a sharp sword. Use it as a barber’s razor and pass it over your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair. A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. And a third part you shall take and strike with the sword all around the city. And a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will unsheathe the sword after them. And you shall take from these a small number and bind them in the skirts of your robe. And of these again you shall take some and cast them into the midst of the fire and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will come out into all the house of Israel.
Ezekiel had to resort to extreme measures to act out the message of God to Israel.
They were stubborn and hard hearted.
That is why normal preaching won’t get through to them. Only extreme measures will get their attention.
What about us?
Are we so stubborn that God’s Word cannot penetrate our hearts and grab out attention?
You see, the harder it is to do so- it only means we have sunk into the deep depths of sin.
Time for a spiritual checkup today!