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Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment (Spurgeon). I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (1Cor. 10:15)


March 2019

A licence to commit iniquity

Ezekiel 33:13 If he trust to his own righteousness.

As thinking that he hath thereby purchased a licence to commit iniquity.

Adultery is the devil’s nest egg

Ezekiel 23: Ver. 37. That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery…

Adultery is the devil’s nest egg, and causeth many sins to be laid one to and upon another; as here, murder, idolatry, &c.

Ezekiel 23: Ver. 38. They have defiled my sanctuary in the same day.

When they had done evil as they could, they exercised mine external worship that they might seem religious. So #Isa 66:3.

Ezekiel 23:39. For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.

Plague men for the new and the old together

Ezekiel 29:16 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel,

which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance,

when they shall look after them: but they shall know that I am the Lord God.

Continue reading “Plague men for the new and the old together”

The most glorious of all lands

Ezekiel 20:15 A land flowing with milk and honey, the most glorious of all lands.

See on #Eze 20:6.

If it be not so fertile and desirable now,

it is for the Jews’ inexpiable guilt in crucifying the Lord of glory.

The like befell Sodom—once as the garden of God, now a dead sea, where nothing can live.

The sad effects of sin

Ezekiel 32:15 When I make Egypt desolate
and strip the land of everything in it,
when I strike down all who live there,
then they will know that I am the Lord. ’

When I shall make the land…desolate.

See here the sad effects of sin, and beware.

Doubt and question pardon for sins

Ezekiel 18: Ver. 27. Again, when the wicked man turneth away.

This also he had said before, {#Eze 18:21-23} but men had need to hear this sweet promise over and over, because

there is in the best a natural Novatianism to doubt and question pardon for sins,

if great and grievous ones especially.

Humbled they were, but not humble; low, but not lowly

Ezekiel 29:13 Yet thus saith the Lord God; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered.

God loveth to help men that are forsaken of their hopes.

Continue reading “Humbled they were, but not humble; low, but not lowly”

Let no man turn himself into an excrement

Ezekiel 18:18 And did that which is not good among his people.

It should be every man’s care to be some way serviceable to God and profitable to men.

Let no man turn himself into a cipher, nay, into an excrement,

that lives in the world to no purpose, yea, to bad purpose.

Oh it is good to do something whereby the world may be the better, and not to come hither merely as rats and mice, only to devour victuals, and to run squeaking up and down.

Experience, the mistress of fools

Ezekiel 24:26 That he that escapeth in that day shall come unto thee, to cause thee to hear it with thine ears?

viz., The performance of that which now thou fortellest, but canst not be believed, till

experience, the mistress of fools,

hath better taught it them.

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