Do not put things before you that will make you stumble 

Old Testament: Eze 14.7–8

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 13–15 on November 16, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Israel had a big problem of setting themselves up to sin, and then inquiring of the Lord: 

“For anyone of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who separates himself from Me and sets up his idols in his heart and puts before him what causes him to stumble into iniquity, then comes to a prophet to inquire of him concerning Me, I the LORD will answer him by Myself. I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of My people. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.”

– Ezekiel 14.7–8 

He knew what Israel was doing, by setting up idols in their hearts, and then going to a prophet to inquire of the Lord, as though they wanted to do the will of the Lord. 

He hated such hypocrisy and would make them pay for it. 


  • Do you set yourself up to fall? 
  • What would cause Israel to know that their God was the LORD? 

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

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