Daily D – Ezekiel 2:9-10

by | Aug 27, 2022 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Ezekiel 2:9, 10  “Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.”

God does not seem to enjoy words of condemnation and judgment as much as we do. His words of judgment are declared in the minor keys of lament, mourning, and woe. These are heart words, not hate words. 

Again and again, through the prophets, God speaks to his people like a husband whose wife has betrayed him. Even through her promiscuity and adultery, he woos her back to himself. 

Why do contemporary prophets find it so easy to condemn where God continually seeks return and reconciliation? It feels good to speak powerfully. Patience and kindness take too long for full effect. 

Brash podcasts gain more listeners. Powerful book titles sell. Flint-faced preachers are more dramatic on Facebook. Two-hundred eighty characters of shouting create more conversation than apples of gold in settings of silver. (See Proverbs 25:11.)

Let’s face it: Building a personal platform is accomplished more easily through declaration of contemporary condemnation than loving expression of future hope. 

Shouting doesn’t help deaf people hear. Hugs do. 

Belligerence never brings peace. Cessation of hostilities does. 

I will speak God’s words of judgment in tones of brokenness and grief.

Our Father, forgive us for enjoying your judgment on obstinate individuals and groups. Teach us to enjoy, to look for, and to work for reconciliation for those who have wandered far from your heart. Make us ever more patient and kind with those who need you more than they could ever imagine. Amen. 


Submit a Comment


Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo



Daily D – Job 1:1

Job 1:1 There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.

Daily D – Esther 6:6

Esther 6:6 So Haman came in, and the king said, “What should I do to honor a man who truly pleases me?” Haman thought to himself, “Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?”

Daily D – Esther 5:9

Esther 5:9 Haman was a happy man as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the palace gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, Haman became furious.

Daily D – Luke 10:3

Luke 10:3 “Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves.”

Daily D – Luke 10:3-4

Luke 10:3, 4 “Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. Don’t take any money with you, nor a traveler’s bag, nor an extra pair of sandals. And don’t stop to greet anyone on the road.”