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chased by violence

Ezekiel 35:1-9 (JDV)

Ezekiel 35:1 The word of Yahveh happened to me. This is what it said:
Ezekiel 35:2 “Son of Adam, point your face at Mount Seir and prophesy against it.
Ezekiel 35:3 Say to it, ‘This is what the Lord Yahveh says: Notice! I am against you, Mount Seir. I will stick out my hand against you and make you a sinister desolation and a devastation.
Ezekiel 35:4 I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a sinister desolation. Then you will know that I am Yahveh.
Ezekiel 35:5 ” ‘Because you maintained a perpetual hatred and gave the Israelites over to the power of the sword in the time of their disaster, the time of final punishment,
Ezekiel 35:6 therefore, as I live – this is the declaration of the Lord Yahveh – I will destine you for bloodshed, and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, it will pursue you.
Ezekiel 35:7 I will make Mount Seir a sinister desolation and will destroy from it those who come and go.
Ezekiel 35:8 I will fill its mountains with the murdered ones; those murdered by the sword will fall on your hills, in your valleys, and in all your ravines.
Ezekiel 35:9 I will make you a permanent sinister desolation; your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am Yahveh.

chased by violence

God’s judgment on Mount Seir is summarized in verse 6 when it says that since they did not hate bloodshed, then bloodshed will pursue them.

We all make choices in life, and one of the most important choices we make relates to the question of violence. Those who choose to live violently will find that they are being chased by others with the same attitude. Living violently led to Mount Seir becoming a permanent sinister desolation.

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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