A “stand up” person

Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 1:28; 2:1-10; 3:1-4 (day seven)
“Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.”  (2:1)  We are not helpless, not without strength or duty.   God instructs us to stand up.  Makes it a condition for further communication with us.  It requires courage.  Large challenges are ahead.   The Holiness of God and our consequent fear of failure will discourage us from trying.  Even so, God does not want us to cower or retreat from Him or His holy assignment.  He wants us to stand at attention and accept His commission.  It was true for Ezekiel and Joshua and true for us.  “Be strong and courageous. . .only be strong and courageous. . .Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous!  Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:6-7.9)  Most of us would rather take a nap.  God commands us to stand and face a holy and demanding vision.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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