Ezekiel 9:1-2 (JDV)
Ezekiel 9:1 Then he called loudly in my hearing, “Come near, executioners of the city, each of you with a destructive weapon in his hand.”
Ezekiel 9:2 And I saw six men coming from the direction of the Upper Gate, which faces north, each with a wrecking tool in his hand. There was another man among them, clothed in linen, carrying scribe’s writing equipment. They came and stood beside the bronze altar.
One of the “men” in the vision looks like a scribe. I imagine him with modern equivalent — a clipboard. He is recording the destruction, and making sure that those who will be spared are spared.
Is your name on that clipboard? I pray that it is. You will not be spared by living a “decent” life. None of us are decent enough. There is only one thing that will protect us from the wrecking ball of God’s wrath. Jesus Christ took the punishment we deserve for our personal sins. Come to him if you want your name on the clipboard.
LORD, draw people to yourself through these words.