Ezekiel - Chapter 24

Hard to think that this marks the halfway point through Ezekiel's 48 chapters. It seems like I've been reading Ezekiel for a long time and should be almost done. :-P

Ezekiel 24:1 - OK, more dates. We started in Ezekiel 1:1 in "the thirteenth year", in Ezekiel 20:1 it was "the seventh year" now it's "the ninth year".

Ezekiel 24:14 - "I will not go back; I will not spare; I will not relent" God pushed over the edge. Of course, not like we are, loosing our temper when we've had enough. This is God, patiently waiting for them to return (see Ezekiel 24:14), but time has run out.

Isn't it the same today? He gives us our whole lives to come to him. Some folks have decades and the seek only their own pleasures. Once our lives aer over, there is no going back.

Ezekiel 24:15-18 - Can you imagine? Your wife, "the delight of your eyes", is taken (not lost, taken) from you, and you can show nothing. No sadness, no mourning, no tears. Why? As a prophesy of what Israel will do at the death of their sons and daughters. That's a hard spot to be in.

What sort of man was Ezekiel that the Lord could put him through this kind of pain and he was still not only faithful to God, but faithful to what God had for him to do (and I know that there is more pain to come)?

Ezekiel 24:27 - Was Ezekiel mute?

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