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Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
Ezekiel 3 goes into enough detail in the first ten verses that allows a person to know that the language of the Jewish people was difficult to learn. Ezekiel would have been a learned man, because he was a scholar of the word of God, being a prophet. Yet these people that had taken them from his land were a people that recognized this man authority over the house of Israel. They knew not the language of the Jews fluently or at all. Yet Ezekiel must of known their language, or picked up on it easily. He understood that Chaldeans wished for the people to know their ways. To calm their spirits with their words. For eight years Obama worked on peace in the middle east. Yet in one day all that work came to a halt with the security issues of taking in refugees. Whether it is a communication problem with refugees some still act like terrorist, while other embrace change and freedom with their own agenda unclear. Ezekiel was the spokesmen like our ambassadors on the foreign field to those that receive our help. It never means they adopt our ideas, but it means they give an ear to listen. And of course we have foreign ambassadors in our country helping with culture exchange of their country as well as their laws, to try and maintain peace with everyone.
Ezekiel tasted the words of the Chaldeans. It tasted sweet to him. Yet the words spoken must of seemed a bit rude to talk directly about the inadequacy of language barriers and the hardness of the people. Now Ezekiel will go forth to talk to the people for the Chaldeans.
Lord also comes to Ezekiel by way of the Spirit and calls him to be a spokesmen to Israel. God is clear that if Israel will turn back to him, he will restore them. That if they will turn away from sin against Him, he will heal, but to continue on in sin would bring destruction upon them. God also told Ezekiel about his commission, that he was responsible to speak the words He gave him. If the ones hearing had like responsibility to those words. First he was responsible for not speaking what God gave him or declaration of anything God did not. As Ezekiel look around him he saw the great plains and the beauty of Godís creation and fell at the presence of God speaking to him directly. He knew he was in the earthly throne room of God.
Two commission and yet only the Chaldeans seem to taste sweet. The word of the Lord tasted bitter. Godís word upon first hearing it is not always sweet. It the feeling of someone demanding something that does seem profitable in this life. Until you know God, His desire is only good for you. It takes time to understand Godís love for you. If you are numb or blind to Godís word for a time, the words does sound harsh in a way. Yet to follow Godís ways lead to green pastures and quiet waters. Chaldeans words sound tasted sweet, but his words to Ezekiel were harsh. No doubt the laws of Chaldeans were similar to their own.
Our nation laws do not always reflect the laws of God, but those laws that do reflect God are sweet to the believer. To the none believer. The laws of God might sound strict, but event he law of man might not sound any better to a rebellious spirit. A person that obeys both laws for their own agenda is some that is seeking to destroy both. Those that follow both are seeking to obey man and God. God allows for us to obey the laws of our land until they fail to live up or violate his laws. Kingly laws were meant to change and Godís rules were not. Yet reading the books of laws in scripture one has to define is this law spiritual or legal law, because the laws intertwine in their society for a time period.
God was going to teach and instruct Ezekiel on what to say by His Spirit. The laws of Chaldeans would intertwine with Godís word. We must be willing to listen to God to know which laws are his, so we learn to obey God and not always man. Yet we need to hear man to know what is being said concerning laws.
Dear Heavenly Father our nation has been based on godly principals for years, but not all laws are yours. Help your people to know the difference of mandatory laws of faith and mandatory laws of government. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Revelation 10:8-11 KJV
(8) And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
(9) And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
(10) And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
(11) And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.