Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 12:1-14:11 (additional reading: Psalm 105:37-45 & Proverbs 27:3)
Ezekiel 13:18-21 talks about an exchange taking place that should never take place. It’s talking about selling into the world way of living a successful life, rather than trusting in God’s ways. What we read is that the things which were suppose to bring victory and more fullness to life, end up being a trap and making us captive.
All reasonable people sell disposable things, but when a man decides to sell an indispensable item, it means that spiritual madness has crept in. Today, many lives are on sale. People are selling out God’s way for the worlds way. A better job which was supposed to bring financial freedom now means long hours, stress and no time with your family. A loan which was supposed to help you out this month, now means that you’re struggling to pay the bills every month to meet the repayments. Those drugs which some offered you a way to relax, now means that you’re addicted.
Jesus says, “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul. With what can a man make an exchange for his soul? Nothing.
The great news for us is in Ezekiel 13:20-21 Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds. 21 I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
It doesn’t matter what trap we might have fallen in to, God says “I will save my people / I will set them free”. If your caught up in something or have sold yourself out in some area, personal life, family life or business – Call out to God! Start living His ways and He will bring your freedom.
How you sold out in some area?
Father, Thank You for rescuing us from the traps of this world. Thank You for showing us a better way to live. Help us to live by Your ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen