"And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
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And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you."
Ezekiel 11:5, 12
This is an interesting scripture... always cool to see that God knows exactly what is running through our minds when we are talking to him, that the stuff that is difficult to translate into language, he still understands it. Of course, the times when we aren't thinking things that are very good... then this is a scary thing. Which brings us to the second verse that I have included... too often we are exactly like the Israelites that are being referred to here. We neglect the Lord and try to be like "everyone else." The thing is... God is asking us to be different. God is asking us to stand up for something that matters, and rebel against all the horrible things that are happening on our world... and do something about it. Be different, be better. Treat people well, get along... work at successful relationships, and transform the world into something better than it is. We can be anything we choose to be. God says... choose to be good. Cool... better than you imagine anyone could be. Take a stand.