Lord, You show us how much we need to be saved so that we might learn to be truly thankful to You for the Good News of Your love, the Gospel of our salvation (prayers based on Ezekiel 25 - 26).

Ezekiel 25:1-17
Lord, we read about Your judgment upon sinful nations - Ammon (Ezekiel 25:1-7), Moab (Ezekiel 25:8-11), Edom (Ezekiel 25:12-14) and Philistia (Ezekiel 25:15-17). You speak to us. You say to us, ‘You will know that I am the Lord’ (Ezekiel 25:5,7,11,17). You speak to us as our Judge. You speak to us about ‘sin, righteousness and judgment’ (John 16:8-11). We are sinners. You are righteous. There will be a Judgment. This, Lord, is Your way of showing us how much we need Your love. You show us how much we need to be saved so that we might learn to be truly thankful to You for the Good News of Your love, the Gospel of our salvation - ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only Son...’; ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’; ‘Christ died for our sins’ (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3). Teach us to ‘rejoice in God our Saviour’ (Luke 2:47).
Ezekiel 26:1-21
‘I am against you, O Tyre... You will be no more... You will never again be found...’ (Ezekiel 26:3,21). Lord, Your Word is spoken against us: ‘There is no-one righteous... All have turned away... There is no-one who does good... All have sinned...’ (Romans 3:10,12.23). You speak Your Word against us ‘so that every mouth may be silenced’ (Romans 3:19). You want us to to stop making excuses for ourselves. You want us to start listening to what You have to say to us. For the city of Tyre, the situation was hopeless. For us, there is a Word of hope. Jesus Christ has come ‘to seek and to save the lost’. Jesus Christ has ‘died for our sins’ (Luke 19:10; 1 Peter 3:18). We thank You, Lord, that ‘through faith in Jesus Christ’, we hear Your Word of forgiveness: ‘I will remember their sins no more’ (Romans 3:22; Hebrews 8:12; Hebrews 10:17).

Popular posts from this blog

2nd January: Psalm 23:1-6 - 'You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.'

Bible Reading Notes: Year One - February

3rd January: Psalm 42:1-11 - 'My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.'