Monday, January 3, 2011

You think you're all that, but you're not!

Ezekiel is a very interesting prophetical book if you take the time to read it. For several chapters God tells Israel & Judah that he will use the surrounding nations to punish them for their unfaithfulness. The surrounding nations couldn't have done it if it wasn't God's plan. Then God turns to those nations & tells them that he will destroy them for what they will do to Israel. The nations will think they destroyed Jerusalem on their own, but God will make it clear that he is Sovereign.

Does this seem unfair that God would use a nation as his sword to punish sin, & then punish that nation for being his sword? Or is he punishing them for taking the credit instead of giving him the glory? Think about this, but be careful that you do not limit God to human standards.

1 comment:

Tom Dunkerton said...

I think this is similar to the question of whether Judas was responsible for betraying Jesus when he was fulfilling God's purpose in doing so. God uses the free will of man to accomplish His purpose and still holds man accountable for the choices he makes. Only God could create a universe where He is completely sovereign and in control of all things, and man has complete free will and is responsible for his own actions.