Ezekiel 7 is a scary chapter. It contains prophecies of Jerusalem’s end. A fate so serious that no one would escape. Whether they fled to the field or stayed in the city, death would come. Whether they call on God or not, death would come.
The reason for this judgment was because God was bringing it on them. He was punishing them. He was bringing death and destruction.
But the judgment He brought was not out of character. As a matter of fact, it was ‘according to [their] ways’ (v.3,8-9,27). God was giving them in accordance with how they were living. They were simply reaping what they had sown. And God had warned them that this is what would happen if they persisted.
So often, we are shocked and angered when we get exactly what we deserve or according to what God’s Word says. We should not be shocked when ‘the wages of sins is death’. Instead, we should realise that the end will come for all who rebel; our only hope is to repent before it is too late.
How are you living? Are your ways deserving of God’s judgment or God’s mercy? If God gave you what you deserve, what would you get? Has there been a time in your life when you repented and believed on Christ? Please do so before the end comes!