Bad New, Good News
May 21, 2017
There is an upside and a downside to being responsible for our own messes, decisions, and general junk.
The downside is that we are responsible and we have to pay our own price.
The upside is that we are not automatic victims. Our parents' bad choices do not relegate us to a life of bad choices. We can break the cycle.
Of course, there is the matter of our own sins and this snippet of scripture does not tell the whole story of the good news of how they can be put away.
Sometimes we have to hear the bad news first ... but good news is coming.
"The word of the LORD came to me: “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge’? As I live, declares the Lord GOD, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die."
(Ezekiel 18:1-4 ESV)