The LORD gives some interesting and revealing commentary to the prophet in Ezekiel 33:30-33. He says…
"As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, 'Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the LORD.' So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. And when this comes to pass—surely it will come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them."
He said, “their hearts pursue their own gain;” so their hearts where dull to the words that were spoken. It would only be after the detailed judgments came to pass that they would wake up to the fact that the prophet truly was the mouth piece of God.
The LORD said to Israel in Ezekiel 35:6, “because you did not hate bloodshed, therefore blood shall pursue you. With the epidemic of abortions in the world, how can the world not reap bloodshed if it does not repent?
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan