Ezekiel 28:2b “‘Because your heart is lifted up and you have said, “I am a god,”’”
You may have heard the statement, “There is a God, and you are not Him!” There are fewer truer statements out there. There is only one true God, the Creator God, the God of the universe. He is the One whom we call our Father, Our Savior, Our Redeemer. What do you call Him?
Ezekiel was prophesying against Tyre, which had become haughty and arrogant to the point they saw themselves as above God. They were their own god. It is amazing how people still do that. They “discover” their own inner god. They think they can become a god. They are deceived and confused, and they don’t even know it.
Our children need to have a strong self-image. We want them to be confident and bold. We want them to be independent thinkers and doers. But there is a line that must not be crossed. When they begin to think their independence negates the need for interdependence, they have gone too far. What does that mean?
Our children will always need us. They need emotional support. They may need financial support. They may need physical support. But they will always need their parents. They will also ALWAYS need a Savior, the one and only Jesus Christ. Our job as parents is to guide them to be that kind of interdependent person. We need each other and we need Him– ALWAYS.
Are you trying to make it on your own right now? Tell me, how is that going for you? You need others in your life. That is the beauty of a church family. That is the glory of having a Savior. He is always there. He will never leave you. Lean on Him. He can handle it.