God’s not listening

Therefore I will act in wrath. My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. And though they cry in my ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.””

Ezekiel 8:18 ESV

My bible reading this morning has caused me to have a sober reflection. Time and again Ezekiel was shown the iniquities of the people and how their worship was an abomination and profane. Please note I’m not having a rant about others, this has caused me to look inwardly.

The consequences of their actions was the wrath of God, He will not overlook things, He will not have pity, though they cry out with the loudest of voices He will not hear them. All of this seems so contrary to our knowledge of the love of God, we know that if we repent He will forgive our sins and remember them more. As the hymn writer says “My sin oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! my sin, not in part, but the whole, is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more; praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!”

Yet as I examine my worship, my life, I know that there are things that displease God, I know that often I am blasé treating God so lightly and indifferently, and I wonder why God does not hear me. True repentance means doing a 180 degree turn from my sin, confessing it and being restored.

God’s love for me has not diminished, His heart is always for me. Thank you Lord for the wake up call, thank you Lord for the restoration of my Soul. “It is well, it is well with my soul!”

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