Responsibility

Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 18 (Day Three) 
“I will judge each of you according to your own ways.”  If that is so, are we off the hook for the kind of society we live in?  Does the prophet’s declaration of the Lord’s word in fact create a public/private divide so that as long as I remain pure in my behavior, I bear no responsibility addressing what goes on around me?  The Pharisees thought so.  In truth, though, Ezekiel’s words do nothing of the sort.  Because we are responsible for our own sin, the question is not, “Why did my ancestors get us here?”  Rather, the question becomes: “What am I going to do about the world in which I live?”

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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