I am always amazed at how dead on the Bible can be. Israel and Judah are one country that struggled to fall into various area’s that would only hurt the country. One of them was in sexual sin. This is defined as any sexual activity that is not what God intended at the Creation of, and institution of marriage. Israel like me have looked away from what God intended to others ideas of how to use our sexuality. This section of Ezekiel concerns itself with God’s judgement on the women of the day who with all the great intentions of the world in creating a environment of liberty really brought many into serious bondage.
I must say honestly the passage reminded me a bit of the porn industry today and it’s debates on the goodness of it’s product for the world.
I do believe that those in the industry do not look at right or wrong from a Biblical perspective and I do not say that they must. And for those governments that judge if it’s product is good by subjective reasoning, then I imagine they will continue to push there product to more and more people.
For us in the Church that do believe in a moral law giver we must understand that to view or not to view is on us. We don’t need to have a TV, or Computer. And if we decide to have these unnecessary items in our possession no-one is forcing us to buy porn or view it! We have filter programs for both items mentioned.
My thought is that God will judge one day…This is a theme of the book of Revelation. But until that day, do not be surprised when those who don’t hold to a Biblical worldview don’t agree with your view point. But what must be stopped is our own pretense and hypocrisy as those that complain and debate, yet do not engage our own crew as to how we can move away from such stuff.
The rabbi Paul wrote, “God will judge those outside the Church.”
Ezekiel reminds me that those very successful women of today are accountable to there maker like everyone. I hope we can show them a greater pleasure until that time.
17-19 “And the women prophets—son of man, take your stand against the women prophets who make up stuff out of their own minds. Oppose them. Say ‘Doom’ to the women who sew magic bracelets and head scarves to suit every taste, devices to trap souls. Say, ‘Will you kill the souls of my people, use living souls to make yourselves rich and popular? You have profaned me among my people just to get ahead yourselves, used me to make yourselves look good—killing souls who should never have died and coddling souls who shouldn’t live. You’ve lied to people who love listening to lies.’
20-21 “Therefore God says, ‘I am against all the devices and techniques you use to hunt down souls. I’ll rip them out of your hands. I’ll free the souls you’re trying to catch. I’ll rip your magic bracelets and scarves to shreds and deliver my people from your influence so they’ll no longer be victimized by you. That’s how you’ll come to realize that I am God.
22-23 “‘Because you’ve confounded and confused good people, unsuspecting and innocent people, with your lies, and because you’ve made it easy for others to persist in evil so that it wouldn’t even dawn on them to turn to me so I could save them, as of now you’re finished. No more delusion-mongering from you, no more sermonic lies. I’m going to rescue my people from your clutches. And you’ll realize that I am God.'”