Adversity and Lessons Learned – Ezekiel 34

In Ezekiel 34, the people were without good leadership. The leaders took from the people to reward themselves and the economy was weakened so that many lacked the basic necessities. The weak were not strengthened, the sick were not healed, and Israel could not protect itself from neighboring enemies; eventually being destroyed.

In this passage, we get the idea of what a great nation should be founded on; God should be its foundation. When God is put first within a nation, the people are blessed with spiritual food; providing a climate that rewards the productive so that resources are available to strengthen the weak. There is abundance because God is with them and leaders are held to account.

There is one good thing about adversity and that is that it gives lessons that can enrich the world if societies learn from the mistakes of the past and then share their lessons learned with others. Then stepping stones are laid down for progress.

But we don’t have to dream of some perfect society of the future. We can simply enjoy the amazing things that can happen right now and praise God! May you be blessed by the video below:

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The perfect society of the future will come about one day for all who accept Christ as their Savior; it’s a place called heaven.

My prayer this day with God is that there are showers of blessings in every place where the truth of Christ is taught; that all who accept the gospel message will be filled with peace and abundant Spirit.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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3 Responses to Adversity and Lessons Learned – Ezekiel 34

  1. Noel Williams says:

    I agree with you mark. As a matter of fact, this country is going through a similar situation mentioned in the passage.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your words of wisdom. God bless.

    • Mark Shields says:

      I was giving some thought this morning to our situation in society today. Our leaders in all aspects (business, government, education, etc.) are letting the media control them. They are afraid to do what’s right and are instead doing what the media wants them to do. They are being led by the media and polls. We need some bold leaders like the disciples in the early church.

      • Noel Williams says:

        That is exactly what I was getting at. Our leaders have failed us, but we have hope in Christ. God bless.

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