Text: Ezekiel 11:1-25
“Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and who give wicked counsel in this city; … v.4 Therefore, prophesy against them; prophesy, O son of man”, (verse 2, ESV). The prophet is now instructed to rebuke and prophesy against the foolish and stubborn leaders in Jerusalem, in those last days before its destruction by Babylon.
These leaders think that they have all the time in the world, and that they can ignore the reality facing them; that they can endure under these circumstances in their own strength. They assume that if they are strong willed enough, the danger will pass.
What foolishness it truly is when God’s shepherds ignore godly counsel! The Scriptures are full of warning and wisdom for those who are humbly willing to listen to what it has to say to us. It is a terrible judgement of God, whenever the very people we depend on for spiritual insight and wisdom fail to give the counsel freely given in His Word! Pray for the spiritual leaders in our country, that they truly would be the prophetic voice in
these difficult days; that a path could be found that truly moves God’s people forward!
Meditate on verse2. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Heavenly Father, we earnestly pray that You endow our spiritual leaders with prophetic voices to speak Your Word, and enable us, Your children, to walk the talk.
Help us to shun evil and be salt and light in our communities. in the name of Jesus Christ we have prayed. Amen.