Serving an international
Vol. 10 No. 7 July 2008
Ezekiel’s job was prophesying and warning about the
coming destruction of
However, the people of
God through Ezekiel said that this proverb was going to end. Why? Because what He had been warning them about through the prophets was about to happen. There was no more time for repentance. There were no longer many days before destruction.
Some people had the same attitude in New Testament
There are people today who say that the Bible is not true. They mock it because it warns of a final Judgment. They say that these words were written about 2000 years ago, and nothing has ever happened. Therefore, they say nothing will ever happen. They say that since nothing has happened, every vision fails — in other words, the Bible is nothing but a collection of false stories and myths.
Study your Bible. Learn all you can from it. Do not be like the Israelites who did not believe God’s prophets. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
Have you ever been to a wedding? Did you see the men dressed in their formal clothing? Did you see the women dressed in their formal clothing? Did you see the bride in her beautiful wedding dress?
The bride’s dress is very special. Sometimes the woman will wear the dress her mother wore at her wedding. Sometimes the woman will make her dress. She will find expensive, special materials to make it. Sometimes the woman will have someone else make the dress. The bride wants her dress to be attractive.
Can you imagine a bride getting to her wedding and forgetting her dress? Do you think she would forget such a special dress? Do you think she would want to get married without her dress? What would the groom think about his soon-to-be bride if she could not even remember her wedding dress?
Yet, the Israelites were said to be worse than the
bride who forgot her wedding dress. In
Remembering God and worshipping God is more important than anything in this world. God is our Creator. We are to worship God. We should love God. God wants us to obey Him. He has promised that if we will obey Him, that we can live with Him forever in heaven. It makes no sense to forget the Creator of the Universe. It makes no sense to forget the One who loves us so much. It makes no sense to forget the One who can save us from our sins.
Do not be like the bride who forgets her wedding dress. Study your Bible. Obey God, and if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.