All around God’s sacred land were nations who refused to worship the God of Israel. They were so proud that they often mocked God thinking that they were better than God.
In this part of the book of Ezekiel, the prophet has some strong words from God toward these neighboring countries. He tells how angry God becomes when innocent people are mistreated.
I think of a group of mothers who got very angry about how people who drive while drunk were killing their children. They formed a group called Mothers Against Drunk Drivers—MADD. You know something? There are more people alive today because those mothers got angry and did something positive with their emotions. Now there are stricter laws when someone is caught drunk driving. Sometimes we need some of God’s anger to work for justice and fairness that God wants for God’s children.
Think about the times when you are angry. Are you angry when it’s just about YOU, or are you angry sometimes for the reasons that God is angry in today’s reading? This Godly anger.
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“Yielding to my God is peace.”
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