New day. No victims.

Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 18:1-18 (day one)
” ‘The fathers eat the sour grapes, but the children’s teeth are set on edge’. . . you are not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore.”  (v 2-3)  It was radical thinking!  After Jerusalem was destroyed, the people of Judah began to drift into despondent “national fatalism”.  They felt helpless and hopeless because God was judging them for the sins of their parents.  There was no way out!  Very similar to a modern mistake.  Many feel trapped by the mistakes their parents made, wounded,  helpless to do anything about it.  Ezekiel saw a different day coming.  (He saw the day we live in now.)  He saw a day when people could know the empowering presence of God through a personal relationship with Him by faith in His Son.  We are not victims now!  What our parents did or didn’t do, what our circumstances gave or didn’t give does not limit who we can be in Christ.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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