Ezekiel 37.1-6 – God’s judgment and man’s response
Posted: 22 August 2011 in Ezekiel

The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

The theme of the above passage is clearly that, after experiencing the destruction of Jerusalem and exile in Babylon, at the hands of their God, the subsequent deliverance will finally bring to the a knowledge of God as the Lord of all history. But one wonders whether it would have that effect today. If there was a collapse of the world’s financial system (and it would appear that such a thing is still a possibility) would men know that God was “the LORD” after something eventually emerged from the wreckage, or would they put it down to their own cleverness – conveniently ignoring the fact that it was their “cleverness” which precipitated the crisis in the first place?

There is probably no limit to the arrogance and pride of human beings.

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