Do not go searching for ways to sin 

Old Testament: Eze 16.28–30

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 16 on November 17, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Jerusalem had become so desperate to sin, that the city acted like an unusual harlot, paying others to come to her rather than receiving payment. She became even more desperate and went to far off lands to find ways to sin: 

“You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; indeed you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. Moreover you multiplied your acts of harlotry as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea; and even then you were not satisfied. How degenerate is your heart!” says the Lord GOD, “seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot.”

– Ezekiel 16.28–30 

Did it help Jerusalem to do such things? No, they made their situation worse. We always do better in the end by remaining loyal to the Lord our God. 

Questions: 

  • What is another name for Chaldea? 
  • What kind of harlot did the Lord call Jerusalem? 

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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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