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The phrase of the Lord got here to me: Son of man, behold, I’m about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke; but you shall not mourn or weep, nor shall your tears run down. . at night my spouse died. And on the following morning I did as I used to be commanded. Ezekiel 24:16,18

Think about being instructed that the one factor you cherished essentially the most on this earth can be taken from you, and never solely that, however you wouldn’t be allowed to even mourn and heal over the lack of this explicit particular person.

Ezekiel had executed nothing unsuitable to elicit the loss of life of his spouse. There was additionally nothing unsuitable with mourning the loss of life of a beloved one. However, God wanted Ezekiel to be an instance to the Israelites by displaying them that what they beloved most can be taken away from them. It could occur so rapidly they wouldnt have time to mourn.

As a result of Ezekiel obeyed God, his determination to observe by with such an especially onerous job revealed his dedication to God. It proved that God was the primary precedence in his life.

Would we be capable of act like Ezekiel although? Or would we despair if our most beloved human on this earth was taken away from us? God set Ezekiel for example not just for the Israelites however for future believers to be reminded that we should cherish God first above all else in life. God desires us to make him our first precedence as a result of solely his love is everlasting. All else will fade.

We should put together for the onerous occasions to return and be prepared to let God take again what he generously lent to us. Our solely manner of placing God first is thru prayer, and God will grant us the flexibility to like him greater than the rest on this life, making the robust occasions bearable.

Pricey Lord, thanks for giving us our family members, regardless of how lengthy of a time now we have with them. cc

By Ashlea Massie
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