It seems that there were so many things that were wrong during the time that Ezekiel was prophesying! And then, to top it off, they tried to cover their wrong with whitewash. But God could, and can, see through the whitewash. He will always say, ‘Where is the whitewash?’.
Can we be guilty today of trying to ‘whitewash’, cover up, our actions that we might know are wrong, or at least not quite right? I believe we can, but God still can see through the ‘whitewash’ we might use.
Father, I do not want to ‘whitewash’ any of my actions. I want to confess my wrongs quickly, and do the right things. You are so very faithful, and I love You! AMEN
With sincere expectation, each morning I talk with you, Father, and wait for your answer. You show me the right things to do. Psalm 5
10 “ ‘It is because they lead my people the wrong way by saying, “Peace!” when there is no peace. When the people build a weak wall, the prophets cover it with whitewash to make it look strong. 11 So tell those who cover a weak wall with whitewash that it will fall down. Rain will pour down, hailstones will fall, and a stormy wind will break the wall down. 12 When the wall has fallen, people will ask you, “Where is the whitewash you used on the wall?” 13 “ ‘So this is what the Lord GOD says: I will break the wall with a stormy wind. In my anger rain will pour down, and hailstones will destroy the wall. 14 I will tear down the wall on which you put whitewash. I will level it to the ground so that people will see the wall’s foundation. And when the wall falls, you will be destroyed under it. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 15 So I will carry out my anger on the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. Then I will tell you, “The wall is gone, and those who covered it with whitewash are gone. 16 The prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem and who see visions of peace for the city, when there is no peace, will be gone, says the Lord GOD.” ’ (Ezekiel 13:10-16 NCV)
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