Ezekiel 24:18 “So I spoke to the people in the morning, and at evening my wife died. And on the next morning I did as I was commanded.” Brethren, this chapter is a seemingly hard one to grasp. God tells Ezekiel that his wife would die that very day and that Ezekiel would not be allowed to mourn because this thing would act as a sign over Jerusalem for the pending Babylonian siege. Ezekiel is about 35 years old here, and has come to understand that God in His sovereign dominion over all things has the right to carry out what He pleases. I cannot imagine how much this must’ve pained Ezekiel, but God is greater and is worthy of complete submission. This acting as an oracle to God’s judgment cause the people of Jerusalem to really question Ezekiel. Imagine not showing any emotion to the death of your wife, but simply continuing God’s will? People would certainly start paying attention or just think Ezekiel were mad. In like manner, we always remain steadfast on God being THE Supreme Authority over all things, and regardless what we lose or gain, it is all given from God’s hand. Stand firm so that the world can question you and the gospel can be shared. Let them know that there is one who is in control over the hard times and that nothing is meaningless in the hands of God. God bless you.
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