OUR LORD WHO RESPONDS TO HUMILITY AND SINCERITY
Ezekiel chapter 14 verse 3 is a pointed question that God asked His prophet. The scripture reads this way;
“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?
The prophet Ezekiel was asked this question when a group of elders of Israel visited him in order that he would inquire of the Lord on their behalf.
The elders of Israel and some of the people of Israel had set up idols as priorities in their hearts and they had been accommodating of wickedness in their midst. After letting all these things occur among themselves and in the nation, they wanted to come before the prophet and inquire of the Lord.
When approaching the Lord, humility and sincerity are the appropriate postures to take before Him.
We must always remember that the Lord is holy and righteous and understanding that idols and wickedness are incompatible with the Lord's presence, we must sincerely and humbly renounce these things so that the Lord can engage us and give counsel to us on our paths forward.
The Lord asked Ezekiel if He should even let the elders ask any questions at all meaning that the Lord was prepared to entirely resist their inquiries but, as Psalm 10 verse 17 says, "LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,"
The Lord is prepared to hear from the humble. In fact, the Lord will help the humble gain the right standing before Him and hear whatever they ask Him.
Bless our Lord who makes a way for the humble and sincere to be heard.