He cradled the back of his head in his hands, propped up his feet and said “I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing.”
His investments had multiplied, assets increased, and businesses all profitably ran themselves. But what should he do with all this wealth? His children were well taken care of… there were grandchildren coming soon, he hoped. “I will secure a future for myself, my children, and my children’s children. I will say to my soul ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’” Continue reading
I read Ezekiel 16 yesterday. This must be one of the most heart wrenching and stomach sickening books in the Bible, and yet its end produces such a sense of amazement in me. Its end makes me want to fall down and worship the God of Heaven and Earth with my face to the ground. It simply takes your breath away.
Here is the Lord. Here are His people Israel whom He has loved and chosen not because of anything worthy in them. Here is why they are chosen: “The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers (Deuteronomy 7:6-8)…” Continue reading