You did not go up to the gaps or restore the wall around the house of Israel so that it might stand in battle on the day of the Lord .
Ezekiel 13:5 HCSB
When you read the Old Testament, part of you questions why the Israelites kept messing up and repeatedly faced punishment for their sins, and then the other part of you is quickly checked by the reality that in current-day we do the exact same ignorant things. What’s even worse is that we know the Old Testament history, yet we don’t do any better. I’m grateful that God doesn’t get totally frustrated by us and just decide to wipe us out, and start over fresh again. He has the power to do so, but He spares us. That’s love. Could we do the same if given the power? No.
That’s why He keeps molding us.
Father, prepare me for today and days ahead; for struggle and strife. Show me how to see opportunities in every situation. Protect me from myself and from those who would harm me through negligence or malice. Forgive me for my pride and disobedience, for my fear and doubt, and for my frustration and conditional faith that creeps in.
Father, let me learn a lesson once without need for repetition. Help me to prepare my home, family, and life for battle. Help me to resist the enemy and see temptation’s lure as nothingness and nothing worthy of giving my attention. In Your name I pray. Amen.
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