a few strong believers


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a few strong believers

Ezekiel 14:12-14 (JDV)

Ezekiel 14:12 The word of Yahveh happened to me:
Ezekiel 14:13 “Son of Adam, suppose a land fails me by acting faithlessly, and I stick out my hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send a famine through it, and to wipe out both man and animal from it.
Ezekiel 14:14 Even if these three men – Noah, Daniel, and Job – were in it, they would rescue only their throats by their righteousness.” This is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh.

a few strong believers

In lots of communities, there are a few strong believers. Perhaps the majority of rebellious or nominal draw some comfort from their presence — thinking that they would prevent anything really bad from happening in the community.

Here God is warning that even the big three (Noah, Daniel & Job) would not cause him to change his mind about bringing judgment and destruction. There has been too much unfaithfulness for a few heroes of the faith to turn the tide. The LORD will get glory not through victory, but through the repentant ones who respond to his judgment.

LORD, forgive us for thinking that the presence of a few strong believers will keep us from experiencing your just judgment.


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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