Be Bold!

Ezekiel 3:1-11 (NASB)  1" Then He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel." 2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. 3 He said to me, "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you." Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth. 4 Then He said to me, "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. 5 For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel, 6 nor to many peoples of unintelligible speech of difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you; 7 yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate. 8 Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. 9 Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house."10 Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, take into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and listen closely. 11 Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, "Thus says the Lord God."

            Ezekiel understood his calling. He had to be bold to follow through with what God was calling upon him to do.  Do you not think that is why God could use Ezekiel? Sure. Just as you would give greater responsibility to someone who managed your assets well.

            You and I are commissioned (Matthew 28:19-20) to do the same once we accept the responsibility during salvation. Did you know that? 

            So many of those in the church today resemble the house of Israel in this passage. They are intelligent, they know the language, but so many are unwilling to truly surrender to the Master and obey His voice.

            Follow through with what you accepted. Be transformed! Be confident and bold in your faith! Respond to the call competently. 


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