My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Ezekiel 10

Whirlicious

Summary:
God told the scribe to shed the ashes by the angels over Jerusalem. The God's glory started moving and filled the temple. The scribe was then told to take fire from the angels.

There were four angels each with four faces. They were covered with eyes, and all had whirling wheels which were also covered with eyes. They started moving up, and the glory of God went up out of the temple with them. These cherubim were the same creature Ezekiel had seen before.

Key verse:
13. I heard the wheels being called "the whirling wheels."

My thoughts:
Ezekiel even records what he vaguely overheard in these experience.

So God has left his dwelling place. The temple is rejected, and is not destined for destruction. The function of the temple was always temporal rather than eternal.

See the last 8 or so chapters of Ezekiel to see the restoration of the temple, in contrast to God's rejection of it here.

3 Comments:

Blogger Huggies said...

Oh good, you're up to Ezekiel.

Email me when you get to 11.19? (or 36:26..whichever you remember first :) ).

thanks!

10:46 pm

 
Blogger Huggies said...

and by that, I of course mean chapter 11 or chapter 36...not necessarily just those two verses :)

10:47 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Sweet. will do.

1:52 pm

 

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