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  • Ezekiel 20:1-21:17

“Moreover, I gave them my Sabbaths, as a sign between me and them,that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them.” –Ezekiel 20:12, ESV

I struggle with this. When I am sliding or have my eye off of Jesus, this is where I go. I try to sanctify myself. My mirror reflects in the light of legalism and I beat myself up internally over my failures. But Christ came to set me free from all of that! Even in the days of Ezekiel, the Lord God proclaimed that He is the one who sanctifies. He is the one who changes me. His ways are the right ways, and yes, I should walk in them. But He will bring the fruit from it. All my trying and grappling and scratching is for naught. For only the God of the Universe, the very Creator of my soul and being, can cleanse me and bring me to Him.

And He will do that for you as well.

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