Today was a great Sunday! Souls saved, four baptized, and a huge crowd on Sunday Morning. The people were so receptive and God met with us. The evening service was a blessing as Dr. Larry Smith spoke to us and it was a great blessing as he challenged us in the area of stewardship. Wow, did God speak to my heart. I've always been a giver, but I hope to do so much more and I'm trusting God to supply the need.
Here is a truth for today:
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY- Ezekiel 18:1-4 "The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die." This is teaching that you cannot blame your father for your actions! Sure, he molded your life, but you are still responsible because you can change your life with God's help if you really wanted to. You don't have to be angry because your father was angry, and you do not have to be impulsive because your father was impulsive, and you don't have to be unloving because your father was unloving, you can be a man of God! This is the teaching of these verses. Individual responsibility. God deals with us according to our actions, our faith, our obedience or disobedience; but not because of who or what our father did or didn't do.
Have a blessed day! Pastor Mike Mutchler