Ezek. 14:12 ¶ The word of the LORD came to me:
Ezek. 14:13 Mortal, when a land sins against me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out my hand against it, and break its staff of bread and send famine upon it, and cut off from it human beings and animals,
Ezek. 14:14 even if Noah, Daniel, and Job, these three, were in it, they would save only their own lives by their righteousness, says the Lord GOD.
The people of God had, as a whole, rejected the Lord. No longer were they willing to serve him, but they had given themselves over to the idols of other lands. Now, they were facing utter destruction and a life in exile. Maybe they had thought that there would be those around them who would save them! Maybe it didn't matter that the collective whole had turned aside from God, but a few good people sprinkled among them would bring about the salvation of all. Sadly, this was not to be the case. Not even Noah, Daniel or Job could save them now.
Noah had been …