Inner honesty

RE Verse reading–Ezekiel 20:1-32 (day six)  “As surely as I live, I will not let you inquire of me.”  (v 2)  When the elders of Judah got a “no comment” response from God, it must have been a shock.  Isn’t God supposed to “let bygones be bygones”?  Isn’t He supposed to be available whenever we are ready to talk?  Yes, but the condition for such a conversation is inner honesty.  What God is not willing to do is have a conversation with people who avoid the long issues that impact the relationship.  Idolatry, a pattern of disobedience, disregard for the Sabbath, address these issues and the heart of God will open in mercy.  Pretend they don’t matter and hear Heaven’s silence.  “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom”–Psalm 51:6.  Facing  the truth about ourselves is always the hardest task.  We all avoid it, but God requires it. “Come, let us reason. . .”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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