Resources from Ezekiel

Covenant Blessings

Apr 14 LUTHER has well said that the experience of the minister is the best book in his library. I am persuaded it is so, and that God often leads his servants through peculiar states of mind, not so much for their own benefit as for the sake of those to whom they may afterwards minister. It is not long ago since I felt myself when engaged in devotion cold and dead,...

Ezekiel 36:26, 27

The Wall Daubed with Untempered Mortar

May 30 EZEKIEL was sent to arouse the people of Jerusalem to a sense of danger. This task was in itself difficult enough, since he had to deal with a slumbering people who were carnally secure. But the difficulty was much increased by the fact that a large number of base pretenders to prophecy, both male and female, sprang up at that time, and exercised great influence among the people. They imitated...

Ezekiel 13:10-12

The Priveleged Man

May 30 THE root of Israel’s nation was originally a lone man, whose family and dependants formed a small Bedouin tribe, wandering throughout the plains of Canaan. God separated and selected Abraham, who was in no way distinct from others in his parentage, and declared that in him and in his seed should all the nations of the earth be blessed. When the tribe had somewhat multiplied, God found them in Egypt,...

Ezekiel 16:9-14

Sweet Savour

Apr 29 GOD does not cease to observe the sins of his people. As the eye of Moses never waxed dim, so the eye of God does not grow dim with regard to the sins of his chosen. We may learn this from the recapitulation of those offences which we find in the chapter before us, and in many other places in Scripture. He looks down from heaven and beholds their wanderings,...

Ezekiel 20:41

Thus Saith the Lord:

Sep 25 THE wise man saith, “Where the word of a king is, there is power.” What power must there be where there is the word of the King of kings who ruleth over all! We are not left to conjecture as to the power of the divine Word, for we know that “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath...

Ezekiel 6:5

The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews

Jun 16 THIS vision has been used, from the time of Jerome onwards, as a description of the resurrection, and certainly it may be so accommodated with much effect. What a vision of the great day the words picture before the mind's eye! The great army of the quick, who once were dead, seem to start up as we read. Here, too, we have a very fit and appropriate question to be...

Ezekiel 38:1-10

Jehovah-Shammah

Oct 25      Herein lay the special security of the chosen land. The Edomites saw the whole country of Israel and Judah left desolate; Babylonians and Chaldeans had carried away the people, and ravaged the land, therefore the proud inhabitants of the city in the rock said—"These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it." The dukes of Edom counted upon an easy conquest, and...

Ezekiel 35:10

Ezekiel's Deserted Infant

Sep 7      DOUBTLESS the Lord here describes the Jewish people when they began to multiply in the land of Egypt, and were grievously oppressed by Pharaoh. Pharaoh had commanded them to cast out the male children that they might perish. Hence, the figure of an infant deserted, cast out into the open field to perish by wild beasts, by starvation, or exposure, was a very apt portrait of the youthful...

Ezekiel 16:5, 6

The Stony Heart Removed

May 25         THE fall of man was utter and entire. Some things when they have become dilapidated maybe repaired; but the old house of mankind is so thoroughly decayed that it must be pulled down even to its foundation, and a new house must be erected. To attempt mere improvement is to anticipate a certain failure. Manhood is like an old garment that is rent and rotten; he that...

Ezekiel 36:26

Vile Ingratitude!

May 27      And how think you did the prophet proceed in order to accomplish the solemn commission which had been thus intrusted to him? Did he begin by reminding the people of the law which was delivered to Moses on the top of Sinai? Did he picture to them the exceeding fearfulness and quaking of the leader of Israel's host when he received that stony law in the midst of thunders...

Ezekiel 16:1-2