THE WORD FOR TODAY
Ezekiel 38-40 (Click to read Today’s Word)
Truth for Today
Ezekiel 39:29 “And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” says the Lord God.
What does it take for God to hide His face from His people? This is almost a rhetorical question because we know the answer…outright rebellion, stubbornness and sinfulness that caused God to turn His head.
We know from reading Ezekiel that He was punishing His people. He was turning His head so that other nations could be used as instruments in that punishment. But there is good news in this passage. God was through with turning His head. Now He would restore His favor upon the people He loves.
I don’t want God to turn His head from me. I don’t believe that He will turn His head because He has made a way for all of us…that way is Jesus. Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the world. It was Jesus who said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in wilderness even so must the son of man be lifted up.” (John 3:14) Jesus is lifted up so that we can look up and when we look up we find that God has not turned His face…but that He offers life and hope and healing for all eternity.
I will lift my eyes to Him who sees my heart and I will receive His love for me as I walk through this day…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!