Ezekiel 6:3 … I’m about to bring a sword against you & I’ll destroy your high places. Your altars will be desolated and your incense altars smashed. I’ll throw down your slain in front of your idols.
God judged the nation of Israel because of their idolatry. Israel was supposed to worship God in His temple but she had set up shrines to false gods throughout the land.
The reason God’s judgment was so severe was because He had given Israel more light, more revealed truth than all the nations around her and still she rebelled, and worshiped foreign gods. We are responsible for the light, the truth we are given.
This fact should drive us to our knees. In the west today we have been given more light, more truth than Israel had in Ezekiel’s day. Western culture was founded on the Christian faith and the blood of Christ. So, we have a greater responsibility. Yet look where we are today. Murder of the unborn is legal, prostitution is permitted in many countries; injustice and corruption are widespread.
If God judged Israel this severely for what they did; what is in store for us? Pray for our nation, pray for our leaders; pray for God’s mercy.