Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Spoiling a good thing...

"You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you." - Ezekiel 28:14–15
Imagine that you've planned to make a scrumptious souffle for the Thanksgiving meal. You choose the best butter, finest flour, fresh milk, free range eggs, cream of tartar, ground salt and pepper. Every ingredient is selected with care, but you discover that you mixed in a rotten egg. What does that it matter? After all, everything else is  in excellent condition. No one will really notice?? ... It doesn't take much to spoil a good thing. 
The picture portrayed by Ezekiel calls the readers attention to the real source of evil in Tyre ... Satan himself. Such perfection, such wisdom, such beauty, and he was blameless in all his ways until, one little thing went rotten. Unrighteousness, in the form of pride, was found in this angel, which led to corruption and violence. In the end, this anointed guardian cherub came to an appalling and dreadful end. It doesn't take much to spoil a good thing.
How about your estimate of yourself my friend? Do you occasionally look in the mirror and think how blessed the world is to have such great person as yourself? Have you ever wondered how your company, neighborhood, church, or family could possibly survive without you? Confession, repentance and renewed humility will be needed to avoid an obvious fall from such delusions. The proud heart quickly forgets that... "from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever." (Romans 11:36) It doesn't take much to spoil a good thing.

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