I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. And I will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you. I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations.
by: Lisa Moore.
This chapter of Ezekiel describes the consequences of God’s people defiling their land and profaning His Holy name in front of heathen nations. They continually gave into their lusts and paid dearly for their disobedience. The Israelites could and should have been destroyed but God had pity on them and promised them deliverance—not because they deserved it, but for His name’s sake (v.22-24). The same promise applies to us today! He cleanses us from all unrighteousness and places a new spirit within us so that we can walk in His ways. We do not deserve it, but great is His faithfulness towards us. Hallelujah!'