In Ezekiel 18 we find the Old Testament church complaining.
Ezekiel 18:25-26 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? 26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
Do you know what they are complaining about? They are complaining because God is forgiving the unrighteous, but He will not let the Old Testament church continue in their unrighteousness without punishment. The righteous are wanting to sin without punishment as they watch God saving those old unrighteous people who are cursed with disease and problems and the Old Testament church is angry.
Do you know what one of the greatest tragedies of Christianity is today? The sinners are getting saved and the saved are becoming sinners.
You talk about a slap in the face! I am not interested in that happening to me. I am not interested in someone taking my crown. I am not interested in someone taking my glory. I am not interested in giving up my birthright. I am not interested in selling my birthright for a bowl of pottage.
I have come too far to turn back. The man who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God.
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Remember Lot's wife.
Genesis 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Ezekiel 18:29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
Equal means fair. Are not your ways unequal? Are not your ways unfair? "Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, everyone according to his ways..." The New Testament says,
Philippians 2:12 ...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Choose this day what you shall have, blessings or cursing, life or death.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.