Tag - Punish

No Longer Useless

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 15:5 If it was not useless for anything when it was whole, how much less can it be made into something useful when the fire has burned it and it is charred? O-bservation: Here God likened Israel to a useless vine. He said the wood prior to being burned in the fire was useless, and so how is it that after it has been burned on either end and charred in the middle because of the fire, can it be useful? “It’s Still Useless.” The Lord spoke through Ezekiel and said, Even though...

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Clean Things Up Before You Leave

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Numbers 31:2 “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.” O-bservation: The Midianites had been the chief instigators of enticing the people of Israel into great sin. The Moabites were also involved and would be dealt with at a later time. Earlier in this same book, in chapter 25, the Israelite men indulged in sexual immorality and then the double sin of idolatry. Israel had already been judged, but before he was taken into heaven God said, “Clean Things Up Before You Leave.” A-pplication: This is not unlike...

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