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Ezekiel 7-9:11 and Hebrews 5:1-14


Has anyone else noticed that the majority of the text written in the Bible confronts God’s folks, His people? Most of the admonishments, rebukes and judgments are not directed toward non-believers, but to believers: people who are suppose to be His people.

Notice:

The word of the Lord came to me: "You, son of man this is what the Sovereign Lord says to the land of Israel: An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land! The end is now upon you, and I will release my anger against you; I will judge you according to your behavior, I will hold you accountable for all your abominable practices.
(Ezekiel 7:1-3 NET.)

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On this topic we have much to say and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish in hearing. For though you should in fact be teachers by this time, you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God's utterances. You have gone back to needing milk, not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced in the message of righteousness, because he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.
(Hebrews 5:11-14 NET.)


I think all of us who call ourselves Christians should get a clue and realize that we are indeed call to witness to the unsaved in our family, community and to the world; however, our witness should not be of eloquent words, coercion or fear. We are not told to scare people into the kingdom of God. In fact the Word says that anything not done in faith is sin (Romans 14:23).But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJVR)

We are called to be a witness not to witness. Our witness is our lifestyle, our joy in the Lord, our love for one another. These things are what draw the unbeliever to Christ. But if we, believers, have to be told to stop murdering, cheating, slandering, etc. then our witness is non-existent and any words used to bring people to Christ are empty and hypocritical. . Let us begin to speak to a dying hurting world through our lifestyle, through our countenance and through the Fruit of the Spirit that grows in us when we stay attached to the Vine that is Jesus Christ. (John 15:5)

Grace and peace,
Ramoma

HI.
Pslam 105 v 4 also struck me today. It caught my eye and sent me searching for my study guides etc. Mathew henry's commentary was very enlightening on the subject.

If any of you are looking for good free resources for studying the Bible, a friend of mine just launched a site called biblstudycourses.org that has pretty indepth studies of 16 books of the Bible. I think the background info in the introductions is really helpful. What is nice is that it is actually free and doesn't require any sign up or anything. Hope you can benefit!

Hi,
Just commenting on the solid food that real Christians supposed to be feeding on. It comes from esteeming others above ourselves. You see, after reading God's word, we realize how worthless we are without Jesus. Only if you feed on the solid food you would begin to understand this. People who do not feed on the solid food do not realize this and we have to be patient with them, even to esteeming them more than ourselves, for them to repent or change and come into the true knowledge of knowing that we are nothing and Jesus is everything. A solid food Christian really understands the full implication of the knowledge and begins to live according to it.

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