Ezekiel was chosen to speak to the Jews at a time of great need. They were far from the Lord and they had no interest in turning to the Lord. That is still true for the majority of Jews today. God is merciful and still reaching out to Jews today.
Ezekiel was given his "marching orders." They were precise and they were important. Ezekiel was prepared by God for the opposition he would face. God will always equip His children for the work He requires of them.
Paul continues to demolish the demonic teaching that sovereign grace salvation means continue in sin that grace may abound. Do you show that you have been saved by the sovereign grace of God by how you use the members of your body? People who think that the LORD God is not interested in how they use the bodies the LORD has given them are horribly deceived! Are you deceived?
Even though God has made it clear how much he hates grumbling, we all still do it. And many times without a trace of remorse or conscience. And our grumbling takes one of three forms—negativity, self-pity, or hostility. In today's podcast, we'll see God's remedy.
Nothing is worse than being lied about, your character disparaged your trustworthiness doubted, or the feelings you experience when realizing you have believed a lie. Most of the problems in our world and lives would be resolvable if lying tongues were dealt with the way God deals with them. God hates a lying tongue. May our tongues not be the bearers of of lies.
From out text, we spring into a discussion of demonstrating our love for lost souls with deeds accompanied by truth. What better way than to give candy with Gospel tracts on Trick-or-Treat night?