Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron.
To participate, do your own post on your blog about your Word for the week, and link it to the bottom of my post every week by using the application provided below. Always leave me a comment, so I know you dropped by, and link back to my post from yours. Thanks for participating.
Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
Ezekiel 24:14 ESV
"I am the Lord. I have spoken; it shall come to pass; I will do it. I will not go back; I will not spare; I will not relent; according to your ways and your deeds you will be judged, declares the Lord God."
After refusing to repent and receive God's purification for so long, Jerusalem abused God's mercy and God's judgment was inevitable. The last thing I want to do is have to discipline my kids when they do something wrong. I would rather they just do right, and then I could encourage them and affirm them, but that's not reality. God never takes joy in disciplining His kids, but He has to from time to time. I know I need every now and again. God's mercy is beautiful and dependable, but His justice is just as consistent. He is the Lord, and he will be righteous always.
What's your Word?