Today’s Reading – Ezekiel 28-30
Human one, say to the prince of Tyre, The LORD God proclaims: In your arrogance, you say, “I am God, and as God I rule the seas!” Though you claim to have the mind of a god, you are mortal, not divine.
Ezekiel 28:2 CEB
Apparently the desire to gain wealth, power, and control has been around for awhile.
Additionally, the problems assoicated with the accumulation of these things has been around for while as well. They can lead to a sense of self-sufficiency and consequently the sense that there is no need for God.
Ezekiel delivers a message that dispels the self-indulgent thought. As a matter of fact it is a message that self-indulgence is coming to and end and with that end – judgement.
Reminds me of a story Jesus once told of about a Rich man that was revealed to be a fool.
I guess we have yet to learn the lesson.
What or who is your God?
Tomorrow’s Reading – Ezekiel 31-33