Sweeter Than Honey: I am the Lord
How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Ezekiel 10-12: I am the Lord
“…I will judge you at the border of Israel, and you shall know that I am the Lord. For you have not walked in My statutes, nor obeyed My rules, but have acted according to the rules of the nations that are around you.” (Ezekiel 11:11-12)
God removed Israel and Judah from Jerusalem and scattered them far off among other nations and countries, “I have been a sanctuary to them for a while in the countries where they have gone” (11:16). But even in punishment and judgment, God is still there with His people. Isn’t that comforting to know? “And they shall be My people, and I will be their God” (11:20).
The last “I am the Lord” statement in this passage is found in chapter 12 verse 25. “For I am the Lord; I will speak the Word that I will speak, and it will be performed….” Nothing has changed about that statement today. It still remains true. He is the Lord, He speaks what He speaks, and it will perform His will.
These are the truths we have to cling to when all the world around us seems to be falling apart:
1. He is the Lord forever.
2. He speaks what He speaks.
3. He will always perform His will.
How are you clinging to these three truths today--He is the Lord forever, He speaks what He speaks, He will always perform His will?
About Sweeter Than Honey
Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
8/16/2022 09:22:12 am
I'm grateful that the Lord is always the Lord! And also that God's will for us is always good. I draw such comfort in that.
8/16/2022 10:15:25 am
He is a good God, Lisa. “Even through judgment, God still has a plan to bring His people back to Himself.” I love that He is a pursuing God!! Always pursuing us and calling us back to Himself. 👱🏼♀️👩🏽🦱👩🏻🦰🧑🏻👩🏼
8/16/2022 10:20:55 am
I am so very grateful He is the Lord forever and His Word will stand true for all of eternity. I find great peace and comfort in knowing His Word is for me, right now.
8/16/2022 10:33:53 am
“Jesus Christ [and His Word] is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). It is so comforting, Joanne!
8/16/2022 12:02:22 pm
Scripture portrays God's sovereignty AND his good intentions toward us--even when we don't understand!
8/16/2022 12:08:57 pm
And I love that, Michele! I love that even when I cannot see Him working, I can know that He is. And when He says “I am the Lord” in Ezekiel 11:11, 12; 12:25, nothing has changed about those statements. The God of Scripture in Ezekiel’s day—that sovereign, just, jealous-for-us God still remains the same and just as true for us today. His good intentions toward us remain the same as well.
8/16/2022 01:20:53 pm
He is merciful even in His discipline. What a Savior.
8/16/2022 02:40:53 pm
Yes, Debbie, merciful indeed!! When I read those 3 “I am the Lord” statements—Ezekiel 11:11, 12; 12:25, I just marvel at the fact that He wants us to know Him, intimately. That's what this whole Love Letter He's given us—the Bible—is all about. To Know Him. To Make Him Known.
8/18/2022 04:39:49 pm
I am the treasured daughter of the Most High God 💖
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