Do Not Break an Agreement

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 17-19 today.
Ezekiel 17 begins with these words, “And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Son of man, pose a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel, and say, “Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘A great eagle with large wings and long pinions, full of feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon and took from the cedar the highest branch'”‘” (Ezekiel 17:1-3). The Lord continued the riddle/parable and showed the eagle taking the top from a cedar tree, and doing with it as he wished for his own good things, and helping it to prosper as well, but then another eagle came and replanted it. God sent the first eagle, Babylon, to take Israel to a new land, and Israel made a covenant with Babylon. However, Israel then sought the help of Egypt, breaking the covenant with Babylon. God said Israel would not prosper for breaking an agreement. He said further in verse 15, “But he rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt, that they might give him horses and many people. Will he prosper? Will he who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still be delivered?” (Ez. 17:15). God explained and showed in verses 16-21 that He would punish Israel for breaking her agreement/covenant with Babylon.
If you make an agreement, keep it. God watches to see what you will do.

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