Children’s One Year Study Thru The Bible – August 15, Ezekiel 3, Hard Headed As A Rock

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This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Ezekiel 3) while we focus in on just a few verses.

Background: The prophet Ezekiel ministered for 22 years to the Jews who had been already taken into exile in Babylon while theirbrothers left behind back in Judah were still rebelling against God.   Ezekiel is a man of visions and writes of the judgement that Judah will experience and also God’s promises of restoration.

God told Ezekiel that the people would not listen to him so God gave Ezekiel something to help him stay at his prophetic task.

Ask the children…

How did God describe the response that God’s people would give to Ezekiel?

“But the people of Israel won’t listen to you any more than they listen to me! For the whole lot of them are hard-hearted and stubborn.” (Ezekiel 3:7)

How hard to God make Ezekiel’s head and how did this help him?

“But look, I have made you as obstinate and hard-hearted as they are. 9 I have made your forehead as hard as the hardest rock! So don’t be afraid of them or fear their angry looks, even though they are rebels.” (Ezekiel 3:8, 9)

Every prophet is going to meet opposition.  People don’t want to change from their wicked ways.  So God not only gives a prophet a passionate spirit but a hard head so that they will continue to speak even if no one listens.

Ask your children if they have taken a stand for something unpopular before?  How did people respond to them?  How did that feel?  Could they have used a heard head in order to stay at it even when others made fun of them?  Ask God to give then the strength to continue to stand for what they believe.

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