a flimsy wall is being built

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a flimsy wall is being built

Ezekiel 13:8-16 (JDV)

Ezekiel 13:8 ” ‘Therefore, this is what the Lord Yahveh says: You have spoken falsely and had lying visions; that’s why you notice that I am against you. This is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh.
Ezekiel 13:9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and speak lying lots. They will not be present in the council of my people or be recorded in the register of the house of Israel, and they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord Yahveh.
Ezekiel 13:10 ” ‘Since they have led my people astray by saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and since when a flimsy wall is being built, notice they plaster it with whitewash,
Ezekiel 13:11 therefore, tell those plastering it with whitewash that it will fall. Torrential rain will come, and I will send hailstones plunging down, and a storm wind will be released.
Ezekiel 13:12 Notice when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked, “Where’s the whitewash you plastered on it?”
Ezekiel 13:13 ” ‘So this is what the Lord Yahveh says: I will release a storm wind in my wrath. Torrential rain will come in my anger, and hailstones will fall in destructive fury.
Ezekiel 13:14 I will demolish the wall you plastered with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. The city will fall, and you will be destroyed within it. Then you will know that I am Yahveh.
Ezekiel 13:15 After I exhaust my wrath against the wall and against those who plaster it with whitewash, I will say to you, “The wall is no more and neither are those who plastered it–
Ezekiel 13:16 those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw a vision of peace for her when there was no peace.” This is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh.’

a flimsy wall is being built

That flimsy wall was a symbol of a people who were trying to fix what only God can fix. they were not doing a very good job of it, and it masked a rebellion that was too blatant for God to ignore.

Oh, believer, don’t let your commitment to God be a flimsy wall. It will not hold up. It will only bring judgment upon yourself and lead others to go astray.

LORD, draw us into a deep relationship with you that is not propped up by our own attempts at getting by. Instead, may we yearn for a holiness that reflects you, as we trust in your grace.

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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