Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ezekiel 46-48

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan Barnes said...

46:9 When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed festivals, whoever enters by the north gate to worship is to go out the south gate; and whoever enters by the south gate is to go out the north gate. No one is to return through the gate by which they entered, but each is to go out the opposite gate.

Perhaps this is simply an instruction to deal with large numbers of people coming to worship – which demonstrates God’s attention to detail and his concern for orderly conduct.

“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way” (1 Corinthians 14:40).

Susan Barnes said...

47:12 Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds—like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea.

Currently the land referred to here is barren, desolate, rocky - but when God’s river flows it will bring life and healing. The countryside will be dramatically changed.

Susan Barnes said...

48:35 And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there.

After all the description of how badly the Israelites had behaved – the Lord still wants to be in relationship with his people and makes a way where there seems to be no way. Amazing promises of blessing.