For the past few month, I have been stumbling through Ezekiel. It has been one of the harder books of the Bible for me to study and honestly I feel very inadequate writing about it. But one thing I have learned is, if I continue digging and asking, “Who is God in this?”, there are eternal treasures. Treasures that help me know Him more. This is why I delight being a student of the Word.
As I am about three fourth of the way through Ezekiel a theme emerges for me. Know that I am Lord! This is underlined and written all over my Bible and notes. All these difficult things that took place in Ezekiel were so that people would know that the Lord is Lord.
“I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the Lord,”
Ezekiel 16:62 ESV
Sure I say with my lips, You are Lord, but do I know, live and believe the Lord is Lord…
Do I have idols in my life that I put before the Lord just as the Israelites and their foes?
Am I unfaithful and think I can get along fine without the Lord?
Am I unsatisfied?
Am I rebellious?
Am I disobedient?
Am I prideful?
Do I struggle with unbelief during difficult circumstances?
Unfortunately, the answer to these questions can sometimes be yes. This is why I study the Old Testament, I am not much different than the people Ezekiel was speaking to. I too can easily forget, the Lord is Lord! He was Lord then and He is Lord now.
I am encouraged and in awe of the Word of God. In such a challenging book of the Bible, I am pushed to live and believe that I know the Lord is Lord! As I watch crazy things happen in this world, loved ones struggle and me make a mess out of figuring out who I am in Christ, I know the Lord is Lord of all and He is good! He will never fail! The challenge is to live and truly believe the Lord is Lord.
He is Lord of this world!
He is Lord of this country!
He is Lord of our community’s!
He is Lord of our family’s!
He is Lord of our health!
He is Lord of our struggles!
HE IS LORD!
Father God, help us remember You are Lord over all and help us fully trust You.
Here is a song by Kari Jobe. She sings about this way better than I can write about it.