not without a reason


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not without a reason

Ezekiel 6:8-10 (JDV)

Ezekiel 6:8 “Yet I will leave a remnant when you are scattered among the nations, because throughout the countries there will be some of you who will escape the sword.
Ezekiel 6:9 Then your survivors will remember me among the nations where they are taken captive, how I was crushed by their promiscuous hearts that turned away from me and by their eyes that lusted after their idols. They will detest themselves because of the evil things they did, their repulsive actions of every kind.
Ezekiel 6:10 And they will know that I am Yahveh; I did not threaten to bring this disaster on them without a reason.

not without a reason

The LORD told Ezekiel that he was not going to totally wipe out all the Israelites, but he was going to allow them to be almost wiped out. He had his reasons for this disaster that would ravage his people. His honor was one of those reasons. His heartache over being abandoned by them was another. His awareness that the survivors would remember him in their captivity was another.

Lots of bad things are happening in this world today, and lots of them are being experienced by us. But not one thing is happening without a reason. We must trust our God and seek to do his will in the midst of the disasters that come. He is still in control and he can still be glorified in our lives.

LORD, show us how to trust you and obey you so that your reasons for everything will become evident.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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