Ezekiel 15:1-8 NIV … The word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, how is the wood of a vine different from that of a branch from any of the trees in the forest?  Is wood ever taken from it to make anything useful? Do they make pegs from it to hang things on?  And after it is thrown on the fire as fuel and the fire burns both ends and chars the middle, is it then useful for anything?  If it was not useful for anything when it was whole, how much less can it be made into something useful when the fire has burned it and it is charred?  “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: As I have given the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest as fuel for the fire, so will I treat the people living in Jerusalem.  I will set my face against them. Although they have come out of the fire , the fire will yet consume them. And when I set my face against them, you will know that I am the Lord.  I will make the land desolate because they have been unfaithful, declares the Sovereign Lord .” …
SINS TO AVOID:
- Unfaithfulness to God. Putting other things more important than God in our life.
- Being useless in God’s ultimate plan. Whatever we do, we should align it with the sovereign will of the Lord.
PROMISES TO CLAIM :
- The Lord rebuke those He loves. In times that we lost our ways, God will find a way to let us find the way back to Him. God talked to Ezekiel to tell the Israelites that they have been unfaithful. If everything is not right, stop and connect to God for direction.
EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW:
COMMANDMENTS TO OBEY :
- Be faithful to God.
SOME OTHER TEACHINGS:
- It is scary to be an enemy of God.
Pride is a dangerous sin. Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish if we are righteous or just self-righteous. It’s good that I have a loving wife to remind me when I step out of bounds. A day without prayer is enough to put my life out of balance – but God is always faithful to put me back in my senses. Indeed, everyday I need the power of God to regenerate my spirit.