S.A. Fix – March 12, 2017 (Morning Worship)
Why has Ezekiel been so full of bad news? Here at the turning point of the book in Ezekiel 33:21-33, as word comes that Jerusalem has fallen, we begin to see God’s purpose in announcing and accomplishing his judgment on Israel. Here we learn that for us as for ancient Israel, the bad news is the necessary context for his good news of salvation that will follow in the rest of the book. It is also a needed corrective for false messages of peace and an important caution for those too ready to forget its truths.