October 25, 2021

Then You Shall Know That I Am the LORD

Ezekiel 7-12

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The Day of the Wrath of the LORD

The word of the LORD came to me: “And you, O son of man, thus says the Lord LORD to the land of Israel: An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land....

The Day of the Wrath of the LORD

The word of the LORD came to me: “And you, O son of man, thus says the Lord LORD to the land of Israel: An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. 1 Now the end is upon you, and I will send my anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations. And my eye will not spare you, nor will I have pity, but I will punish you for your ways, while your abominations are in your midst. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Thus says the Lord LORD: Disaster after disaster! 2 Behold, it comes. An end has come; the end has come; it has awakened against you. Behold, it comes. Your doom 3 has come to you, O inhabitant of the land. The time has come; the day is near, a day of tumult, and not of joyful shouting on the mountains. Now I will soon pour out my wrath upon you, and spend my anger against you, and judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations. And my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. I will punish you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst. Then you will know that I am the LORD, who strikes.

10 Behold, the day! Behold, it comes! Your doom has come; the rod has blossomed; pride has budded. 11 Violence has grown up into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, nor their abundance, nor their wealth; neither shall there be preeminence among them. 4 12 The time has come; the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn, for wrath is upon all their multitude. 5 13 For the seller shall not return to what he has sold, while they live. For the vision concerns all their multitude; it shall not turn back; and because of his iniquity, none can maintain his life. 6

14 They have blown the trumpet and made everything ready, but none goes to battle, for my wrath is upon all their multitude. 15 The sword is without; pestilence and famine are within. He who is in the field dies by the sword, and him who is in the city famine and pestilence devour. 16 And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each one over his iniquity. 17 All hands are feeble, and all knees turn to water. 18 They put on sackcloth, and horror covers them. Shame is on all faces, and baldness on all their heads. 19 They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing. Their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it. For it was the stumbling block of their iniquity. 20 His beautiful ornament they used for pride, and they made their abominable images and their detestable things of it. Therefore I make it an unclean thing to them. 21 And I will give it into the hands of foreigners for prey, and to the wicked of the earth for spoil, and they shall profane it. 22 I will turn my face from them, and they shall profane my treasured 7 place. Robbers shall enter and profane it.

23 Forge a chain! 8 For the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence. 24 I will bring the worst of the nations to take possession of their houses. I will put an end to the pride of the strong, and their holy places 9 shall be profaned. 25 When anguish comes, they will seek peace, but there shall be none. 26 Disaster comes upon disaster; rumor follows rumor. They seek a vision from the prophet, while the law 10 perishes from the priest and counsel from the elders. 27 The king mourns, the prince is wrapped in despair, and the hands of the people of the land are paralyzed by terror. According to their way I will do to them, and according to their judgments I will judge them, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

Abominations in the Temple

In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord LORD fell upon me there. Then I looked, and behold, a form that had the appearance of a man. 11 Below what appeared to be his waist was fire, and above his waist was something like the appearance of brightness, like gleaming metal. 12 He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the valley.

Then he said to me, “Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of the altar gate, in the entrance, was this image of jealousy. And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations.”

And he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, there was a hole in the wall. Then he said to me, “Son of man, dig in the wall.” So I dug in the wall, and behold, there was an entrance. And he said to me, “Go in, and see the vile abominations that they are committing here.” 10 So I went in and saw. And there, engraved on the wall all around, was every form of creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel. 11 And before them stood seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had his censer in his hand, and the smoke of the cloud of incense went up. 12 Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.’” 13 He said also to me, “You will see still greater abominations that they commit.”

14 Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD, and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then he said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? You will see still greater abominations than these.”

16 And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD. And behold, at the entrance of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, worshiping the sun toward the east. 17 Then he said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations that they commit here, that they should fill the land with violence and provoke me still further to anger? Behold, they put the branch to their 13 nose. 18 Therefore I will act in wrath. My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. And though they cry in my ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.”

Idolaters Killed

Then he cried in my ears with a loud voice, saying, “Bring near the executioners of the city, each with his destroying weapon in his hand.” And behold, six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his weapon for slaughter in his hand, and with them was a man clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. And they went in and stood beside the bronze altar.

Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which it rested to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his waist. And the LORD said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it.” And to the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and strike. Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity. Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one on whom is the mark. And begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the house. Then he said to them, “Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out.” So they went out and struck in the city. And while they were striking, and I was left alone, I fell upon my face, and cried, “Ah, Lord LORD! Will you destroy all the remnant of Israel in the outpouring of your wrath on Jerusalem?”

Then he said to me, “The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice. For they say, ‘The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see.’ 10 As for me, my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; I will bring their deeds upon their heads.”

11 And behold, the man clothed in linen, with the writing case at his waist, brought back word, saying, “I have done as you commanded me.”

The Glory of the LORD Leaves the Temple

Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, 14 in appearance like a throne. And he said to the man clothed in linen, “Go in among the whirling wheels underneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city.”

And he went in before my eyes. Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the house, when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. And the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD. And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.

And when he commanded the man clothed in linen, “Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim,” he went in and stood beside a wheel. And a cherub stretched out his hand from between the cherubim to the fire that was between the cherubim, and took some of it and put it into the hands of the man clothed in linen, who took it and went out. The cherubim appeared to have the form of a human hand under their wings.

And I looked, and behold, there were four wheels beside the cherubim, one beside each cherub, and the appearance of the wheels was like sparkling beryl. 10 And as for their appearance, the four had the same likeness, as if a wheel were within a wheel. 11 When they went, they went in any of their four directions 15 without turning as they went, but in whatever direction the front wheel 16 faced, the others followed without turning as they went. 12 And their whole body, their rims, and their spokes, their wings, 17 and the wheels were full of eyes all around—the wheels that the four of them had. 13 As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing “the whirling wheels.” 14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was a human face, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

15 And the cherubim mounted up. These were the living creatures that I saw by the Chebar canal. 16 And when the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them. And when the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels did not turn from beside them. 17 When they stood still, these stood still, and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them, for the spirit of the living creatures 18 was in them.

18 Then the glory of the LORD went out from the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubim. 19 And the cherubim lifted up their wings and mounted up from the earth before my eyes as they went out, with the wheels beside them. And they stood at the entrance of the east gate of the house of the LORD, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them.

20 These were the living creatures that I saw underneath the God of Israel by the Chebar canal; and I knew that they were cherubim. 21 Each had four faces, and each four wings, and underneath their wings the likeness of human hands. 22 And as for the likeness of their faces, they were the same faces whose appearance I had seen by the Chebar canal. Each one of them went straight forward.

Judgment on Wicked Counselors

The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the house of the LORD, which faces east. And behold, at the entrance of the gateway there were twenty-five men. And I saw among them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. And he said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and who give wicked counsel in this city; who say, ‘The time is not near 19 to build houses. This city is the cauldron, and we are the meat.’ Therefore prophesy against them; prophesy, O son of man.”

And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and he said to me, “Say, Thus says the LORD: So you think, O house of Israel. For I know the things that come into your mind. You have multiplied your slain in this city and have filled its streets with the slain. Therefore thus says the Lord LORD: Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the meat, and this city is the cauldron, but you shall be brought out of the midst of it. You have feared the sword, and I will bring the sword upon you, declares the Lord LORD. And I will bring you out of the midst of it, and give you into the hands of foreigners, and execute judgments upon you. 10 You shall fall by the sword. I will judge you at the border of Israel, and you shall know that I am the LORD. 11 This city shall not be your cauldron, nor shall you be the meat in the midst of it. I will judge you at the border of Israel, 12 and you shall know that I am the LORD. For you have not walked in my statutes, nor obeyed my rules, but have acted according to the rules of the nations that are around you.”

13 And it came to pass, while I was prophesying, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then I fell down on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, “Ah, Lord LORD! Will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?”

Israel's New Heart and Spirit

14 And the word of the LORD came to me: 15 “Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, your kinsmen, 20 the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those of whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘Go far from the LORD; to us this land is given for a possession.’ 16 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord LORD: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a while 21 in the countries where they have gone.’ 17 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord LORD: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.’ 18 And when they come there, they will remove from it all its detestable things and all its abominations. 19 And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 21 But as for those whose heart goes after their detestable things and their abominations, I will 22 bring their deeds upon their own heads, declares the Lord LORD.”

22 Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them. 23 And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain that is on the east side of the city. 24 And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to the exiles. Then the vision that I had seen went up from me. 25 And I told the exiles all the things that the LORD had shown me.

Judah's Captivity Symbolized

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house. As for you, son of man, prepare for yourself an exile's baggage, and go into exile by day in their sight. You shall go like an exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand, though 23 they are a rebellious house. You shall bring out your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for exile, and you shall go out yourself at evening in their sight, as those do who must go into exile. In their sight dig through the wall, and bring your baggage out through it. In their sight you shall lift the baggage upon your shoulder and carry it out at dusk. You shall cover your face that you may not see the land, for I have made you a sign for the house of Israel.”

And I did as I was commanded. I brought out my baggage by day, as baggage for exile, and in the evening I dug through the wall with my own hands. I brought out my baggage at dusk, carrying it on my shoulder in their sight.

In the morning the word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, has not the house of Israel, the rebellious house, said to you, ‘What are you doing?’ 10 Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord LORD: This oracle concerns 24 the prince in Jerusalem and all the house of Israel who are in it.’ 25 11 Say, ‘I am a sign for you: as I have done, so shall it be done to them. They shall go into exile, into captivity.’ 12 And the prince who is among them shall lift his baggage upon his shoulder at dusk, and shall go out. They shall dig through the wall to bring him out through it. He shall cover his face, that he may not see the land with his eyes. 13 And I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare. And I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, yet he shall not see it, and he shall die there. 14 And I will scatter toward every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops, and I will unsheathe the sword after them. 15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them among the countries. 16 But I will let a few of them escape from the sword, from famine and pestilence, that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they go, and may know that I am the LORD.”

17 And the word of the LORD came to me: 18 “Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink water with trembling and with anxiety. 19 And say to the people of the land, Thus says the Lord LORD concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with anxiety, and drink water in dismay. In this way her land will be stripped of all it contains, on account of the violence of all those who dwell in it. 20 And the inhabited cities shall be laid waste, and the land shall become a desolation; and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

21 And the word of the LORD came to me: 22 “Son of man, what is this proverb that you 26 have about the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days grow long, and every vision comes to nothing’? 23 Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord LORD: I will put an end to this proverb, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.’ But say to them, The days are near, and the fulfillment 27 of every vision. 24 For there shall be no more any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. 25 For I am the LORD; I will speak the word that I will speak, and it will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord LORD.”

26 And the word of the LORD came to me: 27 “Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ 28 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord LORD: None of my words will be delayed any longer, but the word that I speak will be performed, declares the Lord LORD.”

Footnotes

[1] 7:2 Or earth
[2] 7:5 Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Syriac, Targum); most Hebrew manuscripts Disaster! A unique disaster!
[3] 7:7 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain; also verse 10
[4] 7:11 The meaning of this last Hebrew sentence is uncertain
[5] 7:12 Or abundance; also verses 13, 14
[6] 7:13 The meaning of this last Hebrew sentence is uncertain
[7] 7:22 Or secret
[8] 7:23 Probably refers to an instrument of captivity
[9] 7:24 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew and those who sanctify them
[10] 7:26 Or instruction
[11] 8:2 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew of fire
[12] 8:2 Or amber
[13] 8:17 Or my
[14] 10:1 Or lapis lazuli
[15] 10:11 Hebrew to their four sides
[16] 10:11 Hebrew the head
[17] 10:12 Or their whole body, their backs, their hands, and their wings
[18] 10:17 Or spirit of life
[19] 11:3 Or Is not the time near . . . ?
[20] 11:15 Hebrew the men of your redemption
[21] 11:16 Or in small measure
[22] 11:21 Hebrew To the heart of their detestable things and their abominations their heart goes; I will
[23] 12:3 Or will see that
[24] 12:10 Or This burden is
[25] 12:10 Hebrew in the midst of them
[26] 12:22 The Hebrew for you is plural
[27] 12:23 Hebrew word

Then You Shall Know That I Am the LORD



Key Verse | Ezekiel 11:12

"[A]nd you shall know that I am the LORD. For you have not walked in my statutes, nor obeyed my rules, but have acted according to the rules of the nations that are around you."

Bio | Carter Smith

Howdy! My name is Carter Smith. I first came to Watermark when I was dating my wife Becca. She grew up in a Watermark small group, and I got the chance to see the lasting effects of the committed leaders in her life. Because of that, I was motivated to serve as a Wake leader in Watermark's student ministry and got to disciple seventh grade guys.

I work as a Dallas fireman and love getting to serve this city. The grace of God changed my life forever, and it is an honor to get to serve the church body through writing this devotional. 

Central Truth

God's character never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He is also justified in His anger toward sin, and it breaks His heart for us to worship anything but Him.

Devotional | Ezekiel 7-12

There is a lot going on in these passages, and it would take more than one devotional to discuss Ezekiel's visions, the abominations of Israel, and the wrath of God. When I read a section of Scripture like this,...

There is a lot going on in these passages, and it would take more than one devotional to discuss Ezekiel's visions, the abominations of Israel, and the wrath of God. When I read a section of Scripture like this, it helps to have a systematic approach. I'll use the TAN Method (Then, Always, Now). For today, we will zoom out and look at how these passages applied in Ezekiel's day, key truths that apply always, and how to take away applications for here and now.  

Then: People were forgetting God's promises, worshiping other gods, profaning the temple, and breaking God's heart. Israel lost sight of God's promises to them. In losing sight of those promises, they began to break God's commandments by worshiping other gods and creating idols. Through Ezekiel's vision, he saw people in the temple worshiping gods of the sun in the place where a priest would normally stand. Imagine a group of people standing on stage in a church worshiping the sun. That seems ridiculous, but it shows us how forgetting God's promises and commandments can leave us aimless and lost with hard hearts. 

Always:  God's commandments are for our good. He knows what we need before we even ask, and when we stray away from them, it is neither pleasing to God nor in our best interest. A perfect God requires perfect obedience, and His wrath is justified. Because of sin, we could never be perfectly obedient or be justified on our own, BUT Jesus' death on the cross was perfectly sufficient to pay that price.

Now: There is a daily battle going on over the affections of our hearts. It's not common for us to see people openly worshiping the sun, but it is common for us to gravitate toward things of this world to satisfy us, bring us comfort, or give us worth that are not of God. It is in our best interest to bring those things to light. We need community, we need prayer, and we need God's Word to remind us of what is true and that He is LORD.

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Discussion Questions

1. What things compete against God for your worship? How can you take action against those things?

2. What things stir your affection for God? How can you make a consistent practice of those things?

7 Comments available

Michael Scaman about 1 month ago

The Jerusalem temple far away. Daniel stuck in Babylon far removed from that.

Not only did God come to Ezekiel in a flying throne driven chariot with wheels in wheels way up in the middle of the air, but God lifts Ezekiel and makes Ezekiel fly a number of places as well (at least 6 places in Ezekiel)

Ezekiel 3:12 Ezekiel 3:14 Ezekiel 8:3 Ezekiel 11:1 Ezekiel 11:24

God even flies Ezekiel to see a future vision of redemption Ezekiel 43:5

Time for a song, a classic “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f69SLJPNRU

Linda Green about 1 month ago

Thanks, Carter, for the TAN method! Sorting anything in Ezekiel is a big job- need the Holy Spirit’s help for sure.

Saw these verses from Friday’s reading that I missed the first time through. Ezekiel 6:9 …then those of you who escape will remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how I have been broken over their whoring heart that has departed from me and over their eyes that go whoring after their idols. And they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations. 10 And they shall know that I am the LORD. I have not said in vain that I would do this evil to them.”

His wrath is to turn us to Him.

God is broken over my turning away- so thankful for His incredible forgiveness and mercy!

Sue Bohlin about 1 month ago

Thank you for serving both as a firefighter and as a shepherd, Carter! And bless you for using the T-A-N method of Bible interpretation!

I love love love Ezekiel 11:19, “And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart…” Some years ago I came across a paraphrase of this promise that included the phrase, “I will give them a heart that feels.” Only God can take away a hard heart and replace it with one that is tender and responsive, a feeling heart. And this promise is in the midst of some really hard truth about the discipline He is meting out for His people’s idolatrous, spiritual adulterous ways. His goodness shines like a diamond in a dark place.

Greg Jones about 1 month ago

At a Jewish wedding of a friend’s daughter yesterday the ritual of breaking glass was performed toward the end of the ceremony. A few explanations explain the ritual, the most common is a remembrance of the destructions of Jerusalem and the temple. Yesterday it was also to be symbolic of a proclamation by the couple, ‘as long as we are both broken we will remain together’.

The added meaning in this wedding didn’t deny or replace meaning to the tradition, but verbalized it differently to more fully reflect a hope shared by two broken people.

Ezekiel spends most of his time testifying against Israel’s brokenness leading up to the fall of Jerusalem. After the fall, the good news of Ezekiel will begin. Broken peoples will again be united with each other and with God.

Hugh Stephenson about 1 month ago

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Specifically, the heaviest passage is in today’s reading; Ezekiel 9-11, as the text conveys the Glory of the LORD leaving the Temple.

Always offering mercy, God moves slowly as He always wants to give us (me) every imaginable opportunity for repentance.

I cannot begin to convey to you all the sadness this brings on.

I link back to Exodus when the Glory of The LORD filled the tabernacle. 40:34-38.

And now it’s gone.

For absolutely no reason, NO REASON, God was patient with my sin and rebellion for decades- and then Jesus saved me.

The idea that I might ever merit the removal of His presence is a terrifying and unbearable thought.

Again, I’m praying today to continue to know Him more and more; so much so that trust, surrender and obedience is as natural as breathing.

Hugh Stephenson about 1 month ago

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GM Carter. LOVE the TAN method. Also love your application to this passage. THANK YOU for serving as the hands and feet of Jesus in your roles at Watermark.

What would my life look like without God’s presence guiding, directing and leading me?

It would, and did, look like the Israelites in this passage. Add in the similar passages in the parallel chronology in Isaiah, Jeremiah and 2 Kings and the clear picture of their heart and mine is laid bare.

This time last year I was in a deep dive study class which included an extended time in 2 Kings. It was really a heavy read and a dark experience.

Our readings in the major prophets bring all that darkness back to top of mind.

Michael Scaman about 1 month ago

Ezekiel was ‘lifted up’ off the ground in the last reading and just in time for the ground to be earthquaked and up in the air ‘safe’ to observe the power and damage.

Now a man fire-like from the wast up glowing like hot metal reaches out to Ezekiel, not to cleanse his lips with a hot coal like Isaiah was but to grab him by the hair and move him 700 miles to Jerusalem to the crourt of the temple.

Ezekiel does the last leg of the journey, digging through a hole in the wall, seeing leaders involved in idolatry, leaders die.

Glory of the Lord departs from Jerusalem. Judgement follows.

A promise of new hearts. Dan’t follow physical idols. Only part of the problem. New hearts will come in Jesus as the heart of man as John Calvin says is an idol factory. New heart needed.

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