Ezekiel 5:9-11 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds. Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
The Scripture sounds gruesome, almost morbid. As I read this morning’s Scripture, I’m reminded that “there is an end”. We can pay not, and play later, or we can plan now, and pay later. My mind almost immediately went back to my post recently where the families were gathering sticks, and making sacrifices to the queen of heaven. The father, mother, sons, and daughters, were all involved. And yet not too much later, the fathers are eating their sons, and the sons their fathers. What a change of setting! And I’m reminded that there is an end. There is a reward, and/or a consequence to every action and every lifestyle.
There’s an end to a heart of wicked imaginations – the manifestation of those imaginations, and the consequences. There’s an end to materialism – vanity, emptiness, and regrets of a life wasted on that which won’t last. There’s an end to rearing a family to chase the Almighty dollar, and one for laxity in child rearing. There’s an end to watching things that we ought not. There’s an end in wrong relationships. There’s an end of neglecting our walk with the Lord. These families of Judah experienced a brutal, horrific, heart-breaking end for their choices.
My prayer today is that I’d evaluate my life, and my lifestyle, and relationships, and family, for there is an end to each choice that I make and of the life that I live.