When No One Pities Us, God Does

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 16 today.
God’s city, Jerusalem, He loved, but she did abominable things. Therefore, loving her, He wanted to let her know how she had gone astray. He began like this, speaking through Ezekiel, “Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say, “Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: ‘Your birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. As for your nativity, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. No eye pitied you, to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown out into the open field, when you yourself were loathed on the day you were born'”‘” (Ezekiel 16:1-5). Jerusalem was a sad picture when God found her. Yet, He did not reject her, but loved her, giving her everything she needed. As the following verses show, she received those things and did well, but in her good estate, she turned from God, forgetting what He had done for her and she went after other lovers, the idols of the nations. That hurt God greatly and He took action against her.
Never forget who gave you all your good things. You probably give thanks daily for your food, but do not forget to thank God often for everything you have in life, whether things of the body or of the spirit.

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