dig through the wall

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dig through the wall

Ezekiel 8:7-13 (JDV)

Ezekiel 8:7 Then he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, I noticed a hole in the wall.
Ezekiel 8:8 He said to me, “Son of Adam, dig through the wall.” So I dug through the wall and noticed a doorway.
Ezekiel 8:9 He said to me, “Go in and see the repulsive, guilty acts they are committing here.”
Ezekiel 8:10 I went in and looked, and there engraved all around the wall was every kind of repulsive thing – crawling creatures and beasts – as well as all the idols of the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 8:11 Seventy elders from the house of Israel were standing in front of them, with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had a fire-pan in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising up.
Ezekiel 8:12 He said to me, “Son of Adam, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his idol? You see, they are saying, ‘Yahveh does not see us. Yahveh has abandoned the land.'”
Ezekiel 8:13 Again he said to me, “You will see even more repulsive acts that they are committing.”

dig through the wall

The prophet was told to dig through the wall. If he just went beyond the surface, he would find all kinds of vile practices done not by the fringe of society, but by its religious leaders. They do these things away from the public, but they are not afraid of doing them before God. Why? They “are saying, ‘Yahveh does not see us.”

The secret sins are the result of a kind of atheism. They have abandoned a sincere faith in God and are doing everything for show.

What would happen today if we dug through a few walls, and exposed what our leaders are doing in secret? What would be the result if we exposed our leaders — religious, political, social — for what they truly believe?

LORD, give us the courage to expose the darkness — to dig through the wall.

About Jefferson Vann

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