Ezekiel 16:15 Not Satisfied With God

Ezekiel 16:15 (KJV)
But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

The verses previous speak of the beauty God had given Jerusalem. 

  • He had cleansed her
  • He had anointed her
  • He had clothed her
  • He had provided her with His own jewels
  • He had made her known

But God said she trusted in her own beauty. She had a plan of her own. She had a taste different than that of the Lord’s. She decked herself with other jewels, clothed herself in other garments and chosen for herself her own friends. 

I am afraid something similar is happening among the believers today. We are not now satisfied with those blessings God has given us:

  • Solid preaching 
  • A church of baptized believers
  • The Great Commission

Etc

We want more. Our tastes have developed so that we require ear tickling teachers, larger assemblies, and lighter expectations. We’ve begun to dress ourselves, and there are those who seem attracted by our garments. But they aren’t the same kinds of Christians. The beauty of the modern church movement attracts false professions. They have, perhaps, larger congregations, but with much less heart for God. 

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Ezekiel 16:15 Not Satisfied With God

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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