Ezekiel 7

Day 1546

Sow to the Spirit!

Ezekiel 7


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, June 10.


Our actions have consequences. We know this is true, but we often ask God to unravel the moral fabric of the universe to let us off the hook, protecting us, even healing us, from the consequences of our own lifestyles and choices. We cry out for mercy, yet justice requires that we be judged according to the standard of our own actions, just as the prophet explained to Israel in Ezekiel 7:3-4, and 27:


Now the end is upon you, and I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways and bring all your abominations upon you. For My eye will have no pity on you, nor will I spare you, but I will bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you; then you will know that I am the Lord! … The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with horror, and the hands of the people of the land will tremble. According to their conduct I will deal with them, and by their judgments I will judge them. And they will know that I am the Lord.


God’s character is revealed by His justice. Jesus reinforced God’s standard in Matthew 7:2, “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” Furthermore, Paul established this in Galatians 6:7-8, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”


Seize the moment and sow to the Spirit by loving others and forgiving them of their sins “just as God in Christ also has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32). Justice was fulfilled through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross where God’s mercy and justice kissed. Got Grace?


God bless you!


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