Do you remember from yesterday how God would seek for his own people, setting them up in green pastures and giving us a good shepherd to mind us?
God SO CARES for his people that he will make a covenant of peace with us.
- Banishing wild beasts from the land
- so that we can dwell securely.
- Sending down showers of blessing
- They shall be secure in their land
- Bars of yoke broken
- Delivered from the slavers
- No more be prey to those who surround
- No longer consumed by hunger
- No longer under reproach
God wants his people safe.
God wants his people to know.. HE is the Lord God. HE ALONE.
And we are his.
We are indeed the sheep of his pasture.
25 “I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing. 27 And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land. And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them. 28 They shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the land devour them. They shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid. 29 And I will provide for them renowned plantations so that they shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer suffer the reproach of the nations. 30 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Lord God. 31 And you are my sheep, human sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Lord God.”
In this chapter, God is making it abundantly clear to the Israelites, through Ezekiel, that HE is their God and they are indeed his people. Remember it. Make it important. Because you know what? It is important.
Oh… that I too would remember this. To see the showers of blessing God pours down on my head, because they are indeed abundant. 🙂