Ezekiel 6:7, “And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.”
Ezekiel 6:12-13, “He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. Then shall ye know that I am the Lord, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols. So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
When reading this passage, I was thinking, “Why does it take so much for people to realize who God is?” In Ezekiel 6, they wouldn’t realize who God was until their cities laid waste, they would die by famine or sword, and their land was desolate. How much better it would be if we would recognize that God is God BEFORE the judgment and consequences come. Why does something tragic have to happen for people to open their eyes and see their need for the Lord. I want to live my life knowing that God is God. I want to reap the blessing from obeying God rather than suffer the consequences of rejecting and ignoring Him.