Old Testament: Eze 18.25–29
To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 17–19 on November 18, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
The children of Israel actually thought that the way of the Lord was not fair, and many people today think the same way. However, the Lord explained to them that they had it backwards:
“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair?”
– Ezekiel 18.25–29
They believed that the righteous man who turned wicked should still be saved by the Lord, but as you can see, he affirmed that will not be the case. They also thought that the wicked man who ceased his evil and started doing what is right, should still die for his sins.
The Lord considers what we are at the end of our lives.
- Are you living in righteousness?
- If you have been wicked, do you know how to come back to the Lord?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com