“Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’ in the presence of those who kill you, though you are but a man, and no god, in the hands of those who slay you?” (Ezekiel 28.9 ESV).
Ezekiel has several prophecies against the leaders of his day. The prophesy found in Ezekiel 28.9 is specifically to the king of Tyre who had set himself up as a god in his heart and kingdom. His wealth and power had gone to his head, and he forgot or never comprehended the truth that the God of the Universe is the creator and giver of everything in heaven and earth. Although today people don’t usually declare themselves as a “god” to others, they do position themselves in a god-like role in their hearts. Any time we put our own needs, desires, decisions, thoughts, plans, etc. before God’s, we automatically have set ourselves on His throne in our hearts and minds, and the repercussions of our selfish pride is devastating, only leading to darkness and death. The truth of the matter is that we are mortal and will all one day die. Only our Creator God is ageless, dwelling outside of time in the supernatural realm of eternity (Revelation 1.8). We are His creation, and we will never be able to comprehend the magnitude of His Kingdom on heaven and earth; however, we can remain obedient co-heirs of His plan through Jesus Christ (Romans 8.17). But the most amazing aspect of our Creator God is that He loved us so much that He willingly stepped inside our earth, wearing the decaying flesh of humanity and dying for the sins of the world. He died on this earth, piercing His hands and feet, so that even in our sinful state He can be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords of our lives.
“It is bad for the one who works against His Maker. He is just a clay pot among the other pots of earth. Will the clay say to the pot-maker, ‘What are you doing?’ or, your work say, ‘He has no hands’?” (Isaiah 45.9 NLT).