no other Way
Ezekiel 14:15-18 (JDV)
Ezekiel 14:15 “Suppose I allow dangerous animals to pass through the land and depopulate it so that it becomes a sinister desolation, with no one passing through it for fear of the animals.
Ezekiel 14:16 Even if these three men were in it, as I live” – the declaration of the Lord Yahveh – “they could not rescue their sons or daughters. They alone would be rescued, but the land would be a sinister desolation.
Ezekiel 14:17 “Or suppose I bring a sword against that land and say, ‘Let a sword pass through it,’ so that I wipe out both man and animal from it.
Ezekiel 14:18 Even if these three men were in it, as I live” – the declaration of the Lord Yahveh – “they could not rescue their sons or daughters, but they alone would be rescued.
no other Way
This text reminds us that we are all personally responsible to seek God. Even though we do our best to protect our loved ones, in the end, they must come to faith and obedience just as we did. No one inherits the kingdom from his or her parents. We each enter it through faith in the blood of Christ.
Are you trying to sneak into the sheepfold in some way other than through the door? It will not work.
LORD, your wrath is coming, but you have made a way for us to avoid it. Jesus is that Way. Thank you for your grace.