Ezekiel 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
This verse comes in the middle of God telling Israel how wicked they have become. It is a startling verse because God started out telling them how they were nothing, had nothing, and should have died. Then He stepped in and rescued them. Every thing that they had came as a gift from God. He had blessed them and made them what they are.
Now instead of loving Him and trusting Him they trust their own beauty, which He had given them. They go out and seek other gods instead of the God that made them.
That brings several thoughts to my mind. How much do we realize that God has been good to us and made us what we are today? How do we express our gratitude? Do we take what He has done for us and make the gift bigger than the giver? Do we trust in the results of His work more than in Him?
I see so many people in our churches that are more consumed with the blessings than the blesser. Some how they think that they accomplished it all and that God did nothing and is not the source of their blessing. They focus more on the things they have than the person who is the source of it all.
Could you at least take time right now to take inventory? Could you consider and see if God is being ignored on your part?
Read the whole story in this chapter. Examine yourself to see if you are taking His gifts and prostituting yourself to things instead of Him.
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