Ezekiel 22:1-7New Living Translation (NLT)
The Sins of Jerusalem
22 Now this message came to me from the Lord: 2 “Son of man, are you ready to judge Jerusalem? Are you ready to judge this city of murderers? Publicly denounce her detestable sins, 3 and give her this message from the SovereignLord: O city of murderers, doomed and damned—city of idols, filthy and foul—4 you are guilty because of the blood you have shed. You are defiled because of the idols you have made. Your day of destruction has come! You have reached the end of your years. I will make you an object of mockery throughout the world. 5 O infamous city, filled with confusion, you will be mocked by people far and near.
6 “Every leader in Israel who lives within your walls is bent on murder. 7 Fathers and mothers are treated with contempt. Foreigners are forced to pay for protection. Orphans and widows are wronged and oppressed among you.
Dear Father, You want the best for me. May I love my Lord God with all my heart. May I love my Lord God with all my mind. May I love my Lord God with all my soul. For when I love you, Lord, with all my heart, mind, and soul, this is a commandment. Love my Lord first. Love my neighbors as myself. Guide me as I strive to put things of eternity first and to look on things with kingdom eyes. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.