Text: Ezekiel 40:1-49 When Jerusalem was finally destroyed, the Temple was also destroyed. It would seem that the nation of Israel and worship of Yahweh had come to an end. But that is not Yahweh’s plan. There will be another Temple, a greater Temple, and its description begins in Ezek.40. Yahweh brings Ezekiel to the[…]

Text: Ezekiel 39:1-29 In this Chapter, we continue reading about the condemnation of Gog. As we have seen a few times in the Book of Ezekiel (and throughout the Scriptures), Yahweh is concerned about bringing Himself glory. He is not arrogant and self-serving. Yahweh is glorified because of who He is and what He has[…]

Text: Ezekiel 38:1-23 Gog is probably a person from an area that has his name. He may even be symbolic. Gog comes against Israel with five other kings. But this war is still in a distant future, after Israel is returned from exile, settled and undisturbed by any other enemies. These nations will be brought[…]

Text: Ezekiel 37:1-28 Prophet Ezekiel was given a vision of a valley full of bones, very dry bones. The bones represented the nation of Israel, physically exiled into Babylon for 70 years, spiritually dead, with no possibility of getting themselves back. The people have been physically removed from Judah, and the city of Jerusalem and[…]

Text: Ezekiel 36:1-38 The nation of Israel sinned against Yahweh, and He sent discipline and suffering to them. But because the surrounding nations were cruel against Israel, Yahweh now promises suffering to the enemies. And then, once again, Yahweh will bless His people Israel. Yahweh delivers his people from their enemies, and He delivers them[…]

Text: Ezekiel 35:1-15. Mount Seir is the region southeast of Israel, also known as Edom, which was the territory of the descendants of Esau, brother of Jacob/Israel. The Edomites were always hostile to Israel because of the way Jacob deceitfully took away Esau’s blessing (Gen.27). When Israel’s condemnation came from God, Edom somehow contributed (v.5),[…]

Text: Ezekiel 34:1-31. The Shepherds of Israel are leaders, especially the kings, but it includes anyone who is in authority. The work of a rural shepherd implies serious, but tender, concern for the well-being of the sheep. He especially guards against them wandering away. But Israel’s shepherds almost always served themselves. These spiritual shepherds did[…]

Text: Ezekiel 33:1-33. In ancient times, certain men would stand on the wall of a city and watch for anyone approaching. If it was any enemy, the watchman would blow a trumpet to warn the citizens. Ezekiel was to do that for the nation of Israel. Their continued drift away from Yahweh was going to[…]

Text: Ezekiel 32:1-32 In verse 2 we read of how Pharaoh sees himself as a lion among the nations, thinking he is the greatest. But Yahweh will send other nations against him, capture him, and destroy him. In the second half of the Chapter many nations are listed, all fallen, all destroyed. Egypt will be[…]

Text: Ezekiel 31:1-18. We have another warning against pride in this Chapter. Yahweh warns Egypt by giving the example of the kingdom of Assyria. It was a great empire, like a huge, beautiful cedar tree, under which all the nations found protection. But because of their pride (v.10) Yahweh destroyed them. Verse 18 is the[…]