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Rebellious House

I have always found Ezekiel to be a difficult book and so it has never really counted as one of my favourites. This time I am getting so much out of it and finding it so challenging.

Ezekiel 12:1-2 NKJV: Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house."

Where do I stand before God (our Lord)? I have ears and eyes, but do I choose to hear and see? The phrase "rebellious house" appears only to be used in Ezekiel and is only used when referring to God's people. When you consider 1Samuel 15:23 NKJV (For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.") this is indeed tragic.

The joy however is in the fact that living between the cross and the rapture, we have ample opportunity to restore our relationship with the Lord. I too can cry David's prayer, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting." (Psa 139:23-24 NKJV)

The crux of the matter now is am I willing to follow? AND even more than that, AM I actually following?

Thank-you Lord for the washing of your word.