Ezekiel 29:21 – On that day I will cause a horn to spring up for the house of Israel, and I will open your lips among them. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
Lord God, I notice this refrain throughout the book of Ezekiel: “Then they will know that I am the Lord.” You say it when you’re talking about judgment that you’re bringing on your people. You say it when you’re talking about the redemption that you’re bringing to your people. Again and again you make it clear that everything you do in the lives of people is so that we will know that you are Lord. If we’ve forgotten, you whack us on the side of the head so that we’ll come to our senses. If we think that you’ve forgotten or abandoned us, then you come to our aid at just the right time so that we know you are the Lord. O Lord, keep working in my life so that I always know and remember that you are the Lord. And God, please do the same in the world. Keep working through hardship and joys so that people will know that you are the Lord, the only one. Keep working through events in people’s lives and especially through the gospel so that all people will know and believe that you are the Lord. Amen.