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Thrive: Deeper

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An ongoing conversation with Dr Matthew Jacoby, author of the Thrive Bible reading guides, Senior Pastor, and leader of the Psalmist band Sons of Korah.Join us as we go deeper into the Bible, discussing the passages as we read them together with Thrive.


179 Thrive Deeper: Ezekiel 21 -32

Ezekiel chapters 21-32 in the Bible are a collection of prophecies and messages delivered by the prophet Ezekiel. These chapters primarily focus on God's judgment against various nations, including Judah and its neighbors, for their idolatry, wickedness, and disobedience.

Consequences of Sin: These chapters illustrate the sobering reality that sin has consequences. Just as Judah faced judgment for their disobedience, we should recognize that our actions have consequences in our lives as well. It's a reminder to live righteously and seek forgiveness when we fall short.

God's Sovereignty: Despite the dire predictions of judgment, these chapters emphasize God's sovereignty. He is in control of world events and nations. In our turbulent times, we can find comfort in knowing that God is ultimately in charge, and nothing happens without His knowledge and permission.

Repentance: Ezekiel's messages emphasize the importance of repentance. God desires a heart that turns away from sin and seeks Him. Today, we can apply this by acknowledging our sins, seeking forgiveness, and striving to live in accordance with God's will.

Justice and Compassion: The prophecies against the nations serve as a reminder that God cares about justice and the treatment of the vulnerable. We should reflect on our own actions and society's treatment of the less fortunate, striving to be agents of justice and compassion in our world.

Prophetic Warnings: Just as Ezekiel was called to deliver warnings to his generation, we should pay heed to the moral and spiritual warnings around us today. Prophetic voices may come in various forms, urging us to live righteous lives and turn away from sinful paths.

These lessons remain relevant in our lives today as we navigate the challenges of our world while seeking to live in accordance with God's will.

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