A hard way to learn who the Lord is 

Old Testament: Eze 6.4–7

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 4–6 on November 13, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

One way or another Israel would learn just who the Lord is. That means if they did not learn from his word and obedience to it, then they would learn through suffering: 

“Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars. In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, so that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, your idols may be broken and made to cease, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. The slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

– Ezekiel 6.4–7 

Did you read all the ways that they would suffer? Then notice that he said that is when they would know he is the Lord, or Yahweh, their God. 

Why are we like that, that is we have to suffer sometimes before we learn that the Lord was right? The Lord does whatever he has to do to get our attention. Do not let it be some severe action, but let it be that you simply accept what he says in his word and you do it. 


  • Do you have to suffer before you learn to rely on the Lord? 
  • What have you learned is most important in life? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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