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like false divination

Ezekiel 21:18-23 (JDV)

Ezekiel 21:18 The word of Yahveh happened to me:
Ezekiel 21:19 “Now you, son of Adam, mark out two roads that the sword of Babylon’s king can take. Both of them should originate from the same land. And make a signpost at the fork in the road to each city.
Ezekiel 21:20 Mark out a road that the sword can take to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 21:21 You see, the king of Babylon stands at the split in the road, at the fork of the two roads, to practice divination: he shakes the arrows, consults the idols, and looks at the liver.
Ezekiel 21:22 The answer marked Jerusalem appears in his right hand, indicating that he should set up battering rams, give the order to slaughter, raise a battle cry, set battering rams against the gates, build a ramp, and construct a siege wall.
Ezekiel 21:23 It will seem like false divination to those who have sworn an oath to the Babylonians, but it will draw attention to their guilt so that they will be captured.

like false divination

Like the Jews in Ezekiel’s day, we are so ready to claim that other people’s ideas are false and misleading, but also so ready to trust in our own false divination. The threads that hold together our worldviews are often just as flimsy. God used the Babylonian’s divination to condemn his own people, who had forsaken him for idols, just like Babylon had.

LORD, teach us your ways and give us the wisdom to trust you, not our own ideas.

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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