Ezekiel 35:6 Choose Wisely

Ezekiel 35:6 (KJV)
Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

Mt. Seir, the place and the people this verse addresses, is the area of Edom. King Herod, who was on the throne when Jesus was born and who ordered the death of the children in Bethlehem, was an Edomite. The meaning of the verse is simple; “Since you did not hesitate to shed blood, bloodshed will chase you, hound you, dog you to the ground.”

I think a companion verse, and an explanatory one, would be, Romans 12:19 (KJV) 
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 

  • An eye for an eye 
  • A tooth for a tooth
  • Blood for blood

The one who lives by the sword shall die by the sword. 

On the other hand, 

  • Mercy begets mercy
  • Charity begets charity and 
  • Love begets love 

The one you choose to live by is the one you may expect to die by. 

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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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