leaving God out of the picture

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leaving God out of the picture

Ezekiel 17:7-8 (JDV)

Ezekiel 17:7 ” ‘But there was another large eagle with powerful wings and thick plumage. Notice this vine bent its roots toward him! It stretched out its branches to him from the plot where it was planted, so that he might water it.
Ezekiel 17:8 It had been planted in a good field by abundant water in order to produce branches, bear fruit, and become a splendid vine.’

leaving God out of the picture

As this parable continues, we are introduced to another large eagle. In real life, vines do not change their direction to accommodate the animals they encounter. But in this parable, that is exactly what the vine does.

The king and his sons chose to abandon their covenant with one evil empire and take sides with another. But their sin was leaving God out of the picture. Perhaps you and I should consider what choices we are making and whether our failures come from making those choices without seeking the Lord’s will.

God of all, show us how to consult with you before we make decisions outside of your will.

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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