Don't Blame Your Parents - Ezekiel 18:1-4
Ezekiel is saying to his generation and to ours, the present is your responsibility.
He could see that his generation's fixation on the past and its sins drew their attention
away from the present and its opportunities.
His generation figured they were stuck with the way things were in their lives
because it was a punishment for the way their fathers had lived.
Because their fathers had eaten sour grapes, and their teeth were set on edge.
Ezekiel will have none of this.
The past shapes the present, but it does not determine the present.
The past presents the agenda for the present,
but it doesn't decide what is going to happen to it. ... More