Questions from Ezekiel

A couple of questions that came up while discussing Ezekiel:

  1. How does one reconcile Ezekiel 18 (“The Soul That Sins Shall Die”) with Job?  Ezekiel 18 makes it clear that the righteous shall live while the wicked shall die.  Job, on the other hand, is dished out a whole lot of suffering which is apparently not a result of any sin on his part.  Is this a false dichotomy?  Is the Ezekiel passage referring to some larger picture, a “final justification” if you will, while Job refers to temporal suffering?
  2. Granting for the moment John Piper’s slogan that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him,” is any emotion other than joy ever appropriate?  Is this another category error?  Are “emotions” in some way different than our satisfaction in God?

Food for thought.

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  1. December 13th, 2010

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