Chapter-a-Day Ezekiel 20

"’What you’re secretly thinking is never going to happen. You’re
thinking, "We’re going to be like everybody else, just like the other
nations. We’re going to worship gods we can make and control."
Ezekiel 20:32 (TM)

God seems a lot easier to take if my god is a god that I can control. If I can have a god of my own choosing, who fits with my world-view, who doesn’t make me uncomfortable, guilty or ashamed of my behavior. On the face of things, a god of my choosing will make me feel more comfortable and better about myself. Yet the god of my choosing is really just a reflection of me and my selfishness. A god of my choosing is not holy, or just, or right. A god of my choosing just entrenches me deeper into my own ways.

God, help me to see you, hear you, and trust you as you are – not as I would have you be.

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