September 22, 2011

Ezekiel 4: Write Large and Shout

How could God get the people’s attention? Well, He did it in a very dramatic way by having Ezekiel act out what was going to happen to Jerusalem. Ezekiel was to take a brick and write Jerusalem on it in large letters and demonstrate by lying on his left side that God has turned His back on Jerusalem and taken His protection from the city. Can you imagine what the people watching Ezekiel thought about Ezekiel lying on the ground for almost a year and a half? He only ate 8 ounces of unclean bread and drank 20 ounces of water a day demonstrating how little food and water would be available to the people in Jerusalem. Jerusalem was paying a high price for their infidelity to God. Sometimes God has to do some creative and dramatic things to get our attention. How is God getting your attention today?

Click on this link for an introduction to the book of Ezekiel.