Bring Us to Repentance (Ezekiel 5:5-6)
Ezekiel chapter five versus five and six. Thus says the Lord God. This is Jerusalem. I've sat her in the center of the nations with countries all around her. And she has rebelled against my rules by doing wickedness more than the nations and against my statutes more than the countries all around her for they have rejected my rules and have not walked in my statutes. This is a sobering chapter of scripture, these verses. Extremely sobering as God is talking about. His judgment on his people specifically in Jerusalem. And the way God compares his people. With the surrounding nations, he had put them in the middle of the nations that they would be light that they would show the goodness of God as they followed his law. They would show that God's ways are good and better than anything else in this world and the people of God had not only not done that I not followed God's laws got statutes. They had rejected his rules and they were living in greater evil than even the countries around him didn't even have God's law. Wow. There's so much here that leads us to pray but particularly, WANNA lead us to pray. God would make our lives and us as his church like a holy. And pure that we would not reject his rules that we would walk in his statutes and we would show the goodness of God. The goodness of God's Word God's truth God's ways that are so much better than the ways of this world that would be evident in us as his people God may be so we pray. God, forgive us for ways we individually. And as your people. Reject your rules and. Don't walk in your statutes God. Please bring us to continual repentance when we turn from you. When we walk in disobedience to your word God we pray for. contrite hearts. Then are humble and quick to repent. When we sent even A. Conversation I had this morning just about. Sin In our lives and how serious it is and turning from and running from it. God. We pray you'd help us not to be casual with within help us to hate to even that which we would be tempted to classify as a small center. No big deal. God. We pray that we would see Sen. As the horrible offense than it is to you. And even as we pray that God, we praise you for saving us from our sin. Jesus we praise you for dying on the Cross for our sin in all of its horror for taking the judgment we deserve upon yourself even as we read Zeki Chapter Five, we think. Who Shudder to think of where we would be if we endured your judgement for our send. Thank you, Jesus for saving us from the judgment we deserve and re pray that based on your salvation with the power of your spirit Ns the you would help us to walk in your statutes and to obey your rules to live cording to your law, your word and in this way to show. People, around us. That you are good that your ways are good. The your word is good. Oh God may that be evident in our lives? May We walk in obedience to you today as we do? May We reflect your goodness your love your wisdom ultimately your glory in the world around us God may be so we pray in Jesus name.