Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Delicacies of God - Ezekiel 2

Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel's Call
1 He said to me, "Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you." 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 He said: "Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. 4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says.' 5 And whether they listen or fail to listen—for they are a rebellious house—they will know that a prophet has been among them. 6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house. 7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. 8 But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you."

9 Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, 10 which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.

Part one I got from this, that I should be afraid to say the word that the Lord gives to me. Even if I know that I know the person isn't going to give two cents about it. The Lord is trying to teach me to say what He has to say without fear and weither or not the recipients care.

Then I was thinking about the part where God tells Ezekiel to eat what he has to give him. So, when we study the word of God we are eating of Him. We are litterally consuming who He is. Then I was thinking about how God gives prophets words of wisdom, knowledge, and little nuggets of revelation. Those things are like spiritual delicacies. Not everyone will be able to taste of those things.

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