3 Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side 4 and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.
The Lord is merciful to those who detest what he detests. Though evil may cover the earth, though wickedness abounds, Jehovah will always distinguish the righteous from the evildoers.
The prophet Ezekiel was shown the sins of the people of Isreal, even those in the household of God was not any different from the rest of the people. Wickedness covered the land, men condoned and applauded evil, then suddenly the wrath of God descended upon all the evildoers and those condoning evil.
One big question for you today is, do you condone evil? Psalms 1: 1-2 says “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the Law of the LORD, and on His law, he meditates day and night“.
You may not partaker of their sins, but do you condone their sins? As children of God, we are called to shun evil, to oppose drastically all forms of evil. Evil should not prosper around you. When men come to you and comfortably discuss their wickedness and you all laugh together, it is a sign that you are for them and will be destroyed with them.
There is a clear difference, one noticeably engraved on the forehead of those whose delight is in the will of the Lord, though troubles may increase, the angels of the Lord are given the charge to defend the ones with a mark on their heads.