He Will.

The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

Ezekiel 34:4

I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

Ezekiel 34:16

The other day we looked at the choice that we have to make with regard to what kind of Christian we are going to be.  We can live in Ezekiel 34:4 and not be a help to anyone who needs it.  Or we can live in Isaiah 35 and strengthen the weak, help the needy and encourage the fearful.  In other words, we can follow our flesh and the Devil or we can follow the Lord.

In verse 16, we see our example, the Great Shepherd, and what He is going to do.  It is His example that we are always to follow.  Here He says that He will seek that which is lost.  Will we?  He will “bring again that which was driven away?”  Will we?  He will “bind up that which was broken.”  Will we?  He will “strengthen the sick.”  Will we?

Are we willing to follow His example?

He also says at the end of verse 16 that He will “destroy the fat and the strong…”  Is that us?  Have we fattened ourselves on what this world has to offer?  Are we strong in our own eyes or are we dependent on Him?  These are tough question, but ones that will help us if we answer them.

4 responses to this post.

  1. These questions are really good for me right now. It’s too easy for me to agree that I agree. I need to put my faith to action more and more. God bless you, Ben. He uses you to move me.

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    • That is what I was thinking. It’s easy for me to say that I want to do all of these things and agree with them intellectually, but I need to work harder at putting them in practice. God bless you today!

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  2. Thanks Ben,

    We get to choose!!

    Blessings,
    ann

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