Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bible Study Notes in Ezekiel- Chapter 6

Ezekiel 6


-Four times in this passage God makes the point that He is bringing His wrath so that all “will KNOW” that He is the LORD (Ezekiel 6:7, 10, 13, 14). This is the major theme of the word of God here as He turns the tide of idolatry, which amounts to adultery in the people’s hearts (Ezekiel 6:1-6, 9, 13). We see the heart of God broken in verse nine by His people, and severe correction is His only recourse to straighten things out. However, there will be the remnant who will fulfill His covenant promises and restore the remembrance of His goodness (Ezekiel 6:8-9). Here we see that no tribulation is everlasting with His chosen vessels for the Kingdom. But, for the time being the prophet denounces their atrocities against their Sovereign by worshipping false gods in the mountains, hills, valleys, cities, and green trees and oaks of Israel (Ezekiel 6:2-3, 13). They will fall dead before their vain hope’s altar (Ezekiel 6:4-7). Sword, famine, plague will spend God’s wrath upon His wayward children (Ezekiel 6:11-12). Again, all this is for the purpose of letting all the world KNOW that He is the LORD, and that there is no other. *Application* The exclusivity of the One-True Living God should be paramount in our reflection of this Scripture. There is none besides our God (2 Samuel 7:22, 1 Chronicles 17:20, Isaiah 44:8; 45:21, 1 Corinthians 8:6). Allah, Baal, Molech, Athena, Ra, Belial, or any other misconception of deity will not be tolerated by the Great “I Am.”


Verses to Memorize: Ezekiel 6:8-10

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