Ezekiel 18
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The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,



The Jews of Ezekiel’s day asserted that God’s dealings with their nation were not just, because they were suffering, not for their own sins, but for their fathers’. God here makes it clear that He deals with individuals according to their deserts. The guilty son of a good father does not escape punishment because of his father’s virtues; and the good son of evil parents reaps the reward of his own goodness. What a well of comfort is supplied by Eze_18:21-22! God pledges Himself that forgiven sin shall not even be mentioned. This solemn covenant should be appropriated and its fulfillment claimed, by those who through all their lifetime have been subject to bondage because of their past. We must not be content with an outward amendment; there must be, and there can be, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, an inward and radical change. This impossible command drives us to the Holy Spirit, Psa_51:10; Psa_51:12. As Augustine puts it: “Give what thou requirest, and require what thou wilt.”

Through the Bible Day by Day by F.B. Meyer

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