My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ezekiel 14

Individual salvation

The elders came to Ezekiel, but God told him not to let them preach to him, but rather to prophecy to them because they were idolaters. He told them to throw away their idols, and that God had a zero tolerance policy on idols in Israel.

If God has chosen to destroy a nation, then even the most righteous people couldn't save the nation. They'd only be able to save themselves. Not even their children. God told Ezekiel that he'll be happy when God destroys Jerusalem, because Ezekiel will see that the survivors are the righteous.

Key verse:
14. even if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord.

My thoughts:
cf. Genesis 18, but then cf. what God actually does in Genesis 19.


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