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Scott Rodriguez shared:
"HE CHOSE ME FIRST"

(Read Ezekiel 1:1-3)

…and once again it seems that I have the support of Scripture to confirm what I could only claim as my own experience.

Although I would never claim to have a lot in common with the lives of these Old Testament prophets, or, for that matter, our New Testament witnesses, I can confidently affirm that Jesus also came to me first before I had the presence of mind to choose Him.

That much is clear to me as being in common with Ezekiel’s ministry.
He chose me first.
And certainly He Alone chose the job description.

At this point one will do well to consider the job description indicated here in these initial passages. First off, our prophet’s status is our first matter of issue, beginning with his being of prime age and at a less-than-prime location (v. 1). Here’s the exact point the Lord chooses to introduce His intervention. He waits until after that point to disclose Ezekiel’s pedigree and political standing (vv. 2, 3), including his name (God strengthens) and his earthly father’s name (my contempt).

(1 Cor. 1:25-29)
Interesting choices. Also, a very revealing message regarding the disparity between God’s sense of value and mankind’s. For indeed there can be no value without His intervention.

Meanwhile, maybe this isn’t your testimony. I know I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, for most turn up dead first, but I know I ended up in this kind of “captive” condition before my senses were open enough to the Lord…before He decided it was time to intervene in my circumstances…and when He did, it was an unmistakable experience for all the senses.

More about Scott Rodriguez
Presently, I provide a living as an over-the-road truck driver, redeeming the time as a devotional time with the Lord, by listening to His Word and tracking down His major themes... the main mission to which I've been "driven..." "The whole Word to the whole world. No stone unturned." (Acts 4:13 KJV) I find that , in this life, this right here is as good as it gets for me. That people would someday encounter their Savior because some unlearned man took the time to introduce them.
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