April 22nd, 2020

Good Wednesday morning dear people. In Psalm 88 the psalmist realized salvation is in God alone. Yet he says his life is near the grave. In the Old Testament people did not have as much understanding of the afterlife as we have from the New Testament today. In verse 8 the psalmist says “You have taken from me my closet friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape; my eyes are dim with grief. (He may have had leprosy.) At least the psalmist is crying to the Lord since the people in the temple in Ezekiel 8 are worshiping idols. God takes Ezekiel in a vision from Babylon to Jerusalem and shows him the idolatrous practices by the elders (even naming one) and the women. God will not answer their prayers because they have abandoned Him when they know better. In Matthew 10 The twelve disciples are sent to spread the gospel of the kingdom. The villages and people who reject them will be treated more harshly than Sodom and Gomorrah because those villages had more revelation than Sodom did. Jesus warns His disciples that there will be opposition to the gospel and to them. Among these evangelists is Judas Iscariot who latter betrayed the Lord. So even though they perform miracles for free yet some will reject the message that accompanied those same miracles. Let us be among those who accept Christ’s message of salvation. God bless you all.