Ezekiel 25: God Is Good When We Are Not
In Ezekiel 25, it is really interesting to hear prophecy against another nation. This time, we are talking about a few rival nations, but one of them stood out to me.
Eze 25:8 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
Eze 25:9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim,
Eze 25:10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.
Eze 25:11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
I thought this was interesting because the people of Moab were mocking the people of Israel. Their God was nothing special. They were just like all the other nations with all of their other gods.
The one true God took this personally. At the end of verse 11, it is obvious that these people were going to understand that the God of Israel was different. Yes, the people had fallen, and yes they were being punished, but it is not because the God of the Bible was deficient like any other god on earth.
I think that this is the differentiation that many people miss in the world today especially when Christians don’t act like Christians. I know that we are consistently working towards becoming more like Christ, but I also know that none of us are perfect.
The problem is that people will say that the God of the Bible is worthless because some people do terrible things and still identify themselves as Christians. It must be that Christianity is false.
I think that we have to be on the lookout for this one. It is a common tactic used against Christians, but it is not valid whatsoever. Just like it is not valid to say that all people from Massachusetts drive fast, it is not valid to say that the Bible is wrong because some Christians commit terrible actions.
Judge Christianity on its own merits as a belief system, and I think that the obvious problem with this line of thinking will be brought out.