“Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. 5 You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— 6 not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. 7 But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate.”
As I was reading this Scripture I could not but help see the observation God made about their language. Ezekiel not only had to speak the word of God but sometimes he had to act upon vision as a visual aid to the people.
One of the primary reasons I came to the States was to learn a new language in such a way so I could translate and interpret English into my own native language. In a process of learning, my American teacher would act it out some crazy things so our class could fully comprehend her.
My teacher did not deliver her lessons based on our ability to listen. She delivered her lessons based on her ability to teach. Likewise, God didn’t deliver His message based on His people willingness to listen to Him but He did deliver the message based on His willingness to teach them.
Praise to be the Lord we serve a God that is willing to communicate to us.