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August 21 - Evening

"Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me. Then the word of the Lord came to me:

'Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?
Therefore speak to them and tell them,

‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the Lord will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry. I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.’

Therefore say to the people of Israel,
‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all
your detestable practices!'

- Ezekiel 14:1-6

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God Will Deceive the Idolater with the Words of the False Prophet


The elders among the captives in Babylon would come to listen to Ezekiel. One day the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel concerning these leaders of Israel that were with Ezekiel in captivity and were setting with him.

God has a message for these elders. God says they have “idols in their hearts” and “put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces.” These elders enquire of the Lord, but are determined to see things from their own perspective. They use the Lord’s name, but only accept what they have already determined is what they want.

God says that if an Israelite inquires of the Lord in this condition (“idols” and “blocks”) then “the Lord will answer him myself in keeping with his great idolatry.” This means God will not answer the Israelite’s question, but will tell the man what he desires to hear. He will not tell him the truth, but what the idolatrous Israelite wants to be true. The Lord says he “will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry.” (Ezekiel 14:4)

God tells them, “Repent!” (Ezekiel 14:6). Then, in verse 9 (Ezekiel 14:9) the Lord says:

“And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the Lord have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.” - Ezekiel 14:9

God will set his face against the man who comes to God for direction. The Lord will “entice” the prophet who wants to give a pleasing answer and not the truth to the man enquiring of the Lord.

“Entice” is the Hebrew word pathah. The root means “to open”, “to be roomy”, “to be simple”, “to delude”. It means, “allure, deceive, flatter, and persuade.” The New International Dictionary of OT says, “Scriptures speak of the Lord deceitfully inspiring false prophets” concerning this verse and
1 Kings 22:21-23.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"If you look at the world,
you'll be distressed.
If you look within,
you'll be depressed.
If you look at God
you'll be at rest."
- Corrie Ten Boom
Something to Ponder??

According to evolution things should be improving naturally with more species of animals appearing and the environment becoming stronger. Yet today we face decline, extinction, environmental devastation while disease increase. Revelation 16:2-4; 8-12 and 6:1-14 foretold the disastrous effects of a declining environment that is not evolving but has been decreasing since the day sin entered the picture.
(Hebrews 1:10-12;
Romans 8:20-23)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Thorax (Gr) – breastplate (Eng) – the Greek word thorax means “the breast” and refers to the two pieces of the protective equipment worn on the front and back of a soldier from the shoulders to the waist.


    While excavating Mizpah (one of Samuel’s towns mentioned in 1 Samuel 7:5-6) a seal was discovered that said, “Jaazaniah,
    officer of the king
    The man and this title are mentioned together in 2 Kings 25:23 in Mizpah with Gedaliah.

    (Details HERE, HERE
    and HERE.
    Image HERE and HERE.)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I do seek God and do what is right because of the physical benefits I receive from this behavior?
Or, do I seek God and live righteously because these are truth and reality?
I will seek the Lord for Truth and do what is righteous.
  "A man who strays from the path of understanding
comes to rest in
the company of the dead."

- Proverbs 21:16
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Esther 2 (479 BC) Jeremiah 44-45
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Looking down on a Jerusalem street in the Old City.

Looking down on a Jerusalem street in the Old City.

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  Details of Philip's travels and ministry in the book of Acts.
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