Ezekiel 34:15-16 ” I Myself will tend My sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.”

Within these verses lies the Gospel Message…echoed by Jesus in Luke 19:10 when He said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” For we all, at one time or another, wandered aimlessly and were lost morally until we accepted Jesus Christ into our lives. But it doesn’t stop there, for it says here that He is continually searching for those who have strayed off, binding up the wounds no one else sees and encouraging us as we journey with Him. But the Lord also warns the stubborn and insolent of the consequences of forsaking Him in these verses. To paraphrase Proverbs 11:2…A prideful heart will only bring ruin, for if you think about it, all sin is rooted in pride… and we know that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)

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