Thursday, May 12, 2022


Ezekiel chapter 14 verse 15 - 16 is a warning from the Lord to Israel that if they sin against the Lord by being unfaithful towards Him, they would draw repercussions upon themselves. 

The judgement against then would be so sure that even if Noah, Daniel and Job were among them, these three righteous men would be saved but Israel would still suffer judgement. These three intercessors would not be able to allay the punishment of the Lord on Israel.

The passage reads like this;

“Or if I send wild beasts through that country and they leave it childless and it becomes desolate so that no one can pass through it because of the beasts, as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if these three men were in it, they could not save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be desolate."

In this particular judgement possibility, wild beasts are let loose in the land so that the country is left childless and desolate. If the Lord were to let that occur, Noah, Daniel or Job would survive but even their own sons and daughters would not be saved and  the whole  land would be not escape desolation.

This judgement mirrors Leviticus chapter 26 verse 22 which delineates the consequences of  not obeying the law of the Lord. It reads this way;

I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.

The wild beasts rob children and destroy livestock  and shrink the population and make the whole place desolate and no one moves along the roadways.

Let us act faithfully towards our the Lord listening to Him only and not to the allurements  of the world and the temptations of the flesh.


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