Facing the Mountain
In Ezekiel 6:1-3, God directed Ezekiel to pronounce an oracle of judgment against the “Mountains of Israel”, which are the centers of pagan worship where the Israelites practiced their idolatry. Throughout the Book of Ezekiel, the phrase “so that you will know that I am the Lord” is used 70 times. It is a purpose statement that expresses the reason for God’s action. God judges Israel not simply because He loves Israel and hates sin, but because He wants all the nations to know that He is God.
Then You Will Know That I Am the Lord
As we read through the Bible, we are often amazed/comforted/intrigued/dismayed by how God interacts with people. Sometimes it seems to make perfect sense, and other times we are left a bit confused about "His ways" vs. "our ways." One of the main reasons God states in answer to the question of "WHY" is, "then you will know that I am the Lord." Who does God interact with? What does He want us to know about Him? In the next few months we will try to unpack different passages from Scripture to address these questions so that we can know Him better and hopefully understand our relationship with Him more.