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Go with Ezekiel lifted on high between heaven and earth. Behold the visions the Lord unfolds for him. Abominations of idolatry are committed. Feel the jealousy of God as worship of idols is described, with all the horrible practices that accompany this. The purity of God cannot tolerate such contamination. Those that continue to practice idolatry must be eliminated.
Look into the hole in your own heart, as into the eye-piece of a microscope. What do you see going on there? The pace of life, the demands of others can lure us into living out priorities that are not God’s—idols that God abhors. What do you see that fills your inner space? Release your hold on any idol. “Sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within” (9:4).
What are these?
Your hand ever upon me 8:1
The glory of God with me 8:4
Sadness in my thoughtlessness 9:4
Focus on Your will alone
This is the Fourth Week in Easter, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; during Lent we read Jeremiah; during the Easter seasons, Ezekiel.
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