Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I Alone Am the Lord

I Alone Am The Lord: The Charm of Home, Ezekiel 6

Judgment against Israel’s Mountains

Again a message came to me from the Lord: “Son of man, turn and face the mountains of Israel and prophesy against them. Proclaim this message from the Sovereign Lord against the mountains of Israel. This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills and to the ravines and valleys: I am about to bring war upon you, and I will smash your pagan shrines. All your altars will be demolished, and your places of worship will be destroyed. I will kill your people in front of your idols.[a] I will lay your corpses in front of your idols and scatter your bones around your altars. Wherever you live there will be desolation, and I will destroy your pagan shrines. Your altars will be demolished, your idols will be smashed, your places of worship will be torn down, and all the religious objects you have made will be destroyed. The place will be littered with corpses, and you will know that I alone am the Lord.
“But I will let a few of my people escape destruction, and they will be scattered among the nations of the world. Then when they are exiled among the nations, they will remember me. They will recognize how hurt I am by their unfaithful hearts and lustful eyes that long for their idols. 
When you worship other gods, sports, movie stars, anything you put before God you hurt him.
Then at last they will hate themselves for all their detestable sins.10 They will know that I alone am the Lord and that I was serious when I said I would bring this calamity on them.
11 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Clap your hands in horror, and stamp your feet. Cry out because of all the detestable sins the people of Israel have committed. Now they are going to die from war and famine and disease. 12 Disease will strike down those who are far away in exile. War will destroy those who are nearby. And anyone who survives will be killed by famine. So at last I will spend my fury on them. 13 They will know that I am the Lord when their dead lie scattered among their idols and altars on every hill and mountain and under every green tree and every great shade tree—the places where they offered sacrifices to their idols. 14 I will crush them and make their cities desolate from the wilderness in the south to Riblah[b] in the north. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
Ezekiel 6
Talk is cheap. Worship is the one thing we owe God and He will not give his rights to that up. 
“I am the Lord; that is my name!
    I will not give my glory to anyone else,
    nor share my praise with carved idols. Isaiah 42:8
It is time that we were reacquainted with the power of the Lord.
All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,

I will be linking up with these parties:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker

Soul Survival link up
Tuesday Talk with Sarah E. Frazer
Breakthru Linkup at Breakthrough Homeschooling- Tues eve
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee- Tues eve
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
Faith and Friends at Counting My Blessings

The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking

Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups


Michele said...

We are warned, and truly must be vigilant!

Have a peaceful moment and a nice cuppa, Sherry.

Beautiful picture!

God bless.

Michele Morin said...

Thanks for this reminder that our hearts must remain faithful to our ever-faithful God.

Sandra said...

Cores lindas e muito outonais. Felicidades. Cumprimentos.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for your post, Sherry. We must never allow anything or anyone to have first place in our lives. He must be first! When we give Him the throne, He blesses us in so many ways. GOD IS GOOD!

Lori Schumaker said...

Thank you, Sherry, for the reminder! It is so easy to make other things or people our idols. Even without realizing it. But it grieves the heart of God.
Blessings and smiles,

Bernideen said...

Amen - we worship and adore Him!

Donna Reidland said...

I believe it was Calvin who said the human heart is a factory of idols. We turn to a multitude of things when we should be turning to God Himself. Thanks for the reminder to guard our own hearts and keep our praise and worship directed to God and God alone.