Updated: Nov 27, 2022
November 20, 2022
Ezekiel had a tough life.
People had to have thought he was insane. God asked him to do some some strange things.
In Ezekiel 4, Ezekiel had to lie on his side for 430 days. Talk about getting restless!
In Ezekiel 3, he was mute unless God Spoke to him.
In Ezekiel 12, God asked him to take his belongings, dig through the wall of his house, and cover his face while going through the hole in the middle of the night, all to show Israel how they would go into captivity.
In Ezekiel 24, he can't mourn the death of his wife.
In Ezekiel 5, he has to shave his head and beard with a sword, and throw some of it into the fire, some he struck with a sword, some he threw to the wind, and the last part he saved. Bye-bye, beard,
I think all of us concluded we wouldn't
want to be Ezekiel. Doing all this in front of a nation that wouldn't listen? (Ezekiel 3:4-6)
Yet God will call each of to to something. And often, those things will be hard. And like Ezekiel, we'll have a choice. we'll have a choice of following God's instructions or turning the other way and walking away from what He has in store for us.
When we face that choice, we often won't understand it in the moment. It may seem crazy, and like it won't do anything. Yet look at Ezekiel. Are not his prophecies and actions right there in the Bible today?
The children of Israel didn't listen to him then, but aren't we listening to him right now? All because he obeyed God!
Following God's calling on our lives changes everything. What will we do when He calls?