Anybody up for a beautiful concert? God described the disobedient Israelites in terms of a music show.

Realize that to them you are like a sensual song, a beautiful voice and skilled musician. They hear your words, but they do not obey them.
Ezekiel 33.32 NET

Maybe that’s why people today like the so-called praise music so much, to serve as a substitute for the practice of God’s will.

Thinking the word of God is beautiful solves nothing. It’s necessary to obey it. Or we will continue in our lost condition.

Oh, God, let your words to Ezekiel never apply to me!

2 thoughts on “‘What a beautiful thought!’

  1. People often confuse having a relationship with God with “experiencing” God…and the experience is what they seek. This is why many of the religious movements of the past and present have found “success” by centering around a person’s opportunity to “experience” God in a way like they never have before!
    These “promise makers” of the past and the present exchange the reality of the first-century miraculous gifts from God for twenty-first-century emotionalism, and the result is that many individuals are drawn away from following God’s word in exchange for following their own heart (Proverbs 3:5-6); the result is that many individuals look for God to “talk to them” instead of listening to what He has already said (Hebrews 1:1-2); and the result is that many individuals confuse God’s desire for holiness with their own desire for happiness (Hebrews 12:14-17).
    These situations, and many more, happen due to the mistake of thinking that a healthy relationship with God is based upon what some consider to be “experiencing” God through a rush of emotions. Instead of seeking a “religious experience” one should seek the word of God’s grace that builds one up spiritually (Acts 20:32).
    Seeking a “religious experience” is not the same as seeking God, and whichever one we seek will determine which one we will find. EA
    But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
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    What a beautiful thought! – Walking with God
    Being a child of God is about relationship, not “relation” – Keltonburg Preacher
    A right relationship with God must be personal – Keltonburg Preacher
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