Man! One thing is abundantly clear from these chapters: God is ANGRY! I reckon this makes a lot of us at least a little bit uncomfortable. And yet what would the alternative be? For God to turn a blind eye against the rebellion and immorality and unfaithfulness of the people he’d made his own? We know that that wouldn’t be right. In fact, those of us who are parents know that it wouldn’t be loving either.
The stunning truth for us, reading these chapters today, is that we have not experienced the very same righteous judgment on our own sin, which we need to understand is equally despicable in God’s sight. Incredibly, God’s anger against us, if we have our trust in Jesus, has been completely spent on him.
BUT, we must never lose sight of the fact that the current amnesty will not last forever. A day is coming when Jesus will return again, this time not to save but to judge. On that day the righteous anger of God will be every bit as white hot as it was in Ezekiel’s day. Still feeling uncomfortable? Maybe you just haven’t come to terms with how right God is to judge your sin.