God’s Broken Heart


The Lord was speaking to Ezekiel the prophet and He told him that He was broken with Israel’s whorish heart (Ezekiel 6:9). Their eyes were gazing upon their idols and they had departed from the Lord and it broke the Lord’s heart. Yes, God is a holy God and He will chastise His people when they sin. A reading of the verses around our scripture mentioned will bear this fact. However, God’s heart hurts when our hearts and affections are not upon Him. We need to take heed to what the Lord said about Israel because we too can commit spiritual adultery against our Lord and break His heart. Listen to James 4:4 – “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” When our eyes and hearts are focused on the here and now and not upon heavenly things then we become guilty of spiritual adultery and this breaks God’s heart, just as it would break a wife’s heart if her husband is gazing upon other women with lust. Jesus said that if a man looks upon a woman with lust in his heart then he commits adultery with her in his heart. Do you see dear child of God? God wants our hearts affections. He doesn’t want just outward faithfulness. He wants our hearts and eyes to be upon Him. It breaks His heart when our heart is not loving Him but lusting after the things of this world.