Heavenly Hope

Today’s Readings: Ezekiel 4-6, Psalm 82, John 2 

Ezekial 6 

10 And they will know that I am the Lord; I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.

The phrase “and they will know that I am the Lord” occurs 65 times in the book of Ezekial.  The Lord doesn’t say this to show His ability to get revenge but to impress upon the people that the Lord is the only true Living God. Many people in Ezekials day were worshipping man-made idols and calling them gods. Today, I could say that we all have many idols that can preoccupy and take our focus away from our faithful God, who determines our eternity.  As I reflect on the difficulties I have caused, I think about how I placed other small gods before the source of my eternal life and love.  

Even as we read in John 2 today towards the end of the chapter, Jesus knows we ride the struggle bus daily. That our human nature falls short.  In this life, some will have a superficial faith.  In times of joy, we sing praise, while we can seem lost in the trials.  

24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.


Heavenly Father, I pray we stay focused on you through it all.  Lord, help us remain strong and connected to you as the worldly idols pull at human hearts and minds. Lord, we can not do this life without You.  There is nothing more important in our life than you.  Thank you, Lord, for sharing Your Word that keeps us grounded and reminds us that there are no idols on this Earth that will fulfill our longing in our hearts besides Your love and grace.  ~ Amen