Notes from the wilderness

I am working my way through Ezekiel as the Lord stirs in my heart more about “Living in Babylon.” This was a sermon series I did in 2016, but I left a lot unexplored. The Lord is bringing this back around to me and in this season as I form extended thoughts on this subject, I am being drawn to the vivid imagination of Ezekiel. (Thank you, Eugene Peterson.)

Here are some quick notes I jotted down from Ezekiel 8:

We need the conviction of the Holy Spirit to understand the need for repentance. Our problem is we keep wanting someone else to repent! We want “America” to repent. We want “liberals” to repent. We want “conservatives” to repent. What we need is to mourn in our souls and sing the old spiritual:
“Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s ME, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer!”
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