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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ezekiel 24

Your wife be dead

Summary:
On this very day Babylon started her seige against Jerusalem.

Ezekiel took at pot and made a meat stew of the best meat in it. Then God judged Jerusalem because of her bloodguilt. The pot was boiled to boil out its impurities just like Jerusalem would be. It's time for God to do something.

God warned Ezekiel that he was going to kill his wife and he wasn't to mourn. This was because God was to kill his delight, Jerusalem, and its people would not mourn. When Jerusalem falls, Ezekiel's silence would end.

Key verse:
16. Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.

My thoughts:
What a way to learn a lesson. It wasn't even something Ezekiel needed to learn, it was something Jerusalem needed to learn.

Um... "sometimes lessons are hard to learn"... or something like that.

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