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This chapter explains why Jerusalem’s judgment would come (vv. 1-16), how it would come (vv. 17-22), and who would be judged by it (vv. 23-31). The leaders were especially responsible for the moral climate of the nation because God chose them to lead.
A very strong indictment against a city, people, and land that had wholly gone into moral decay is expressed (vv. 1-16). They have served idols instead of the Lord. By bloodshed they have despised the sanctity of life; and by sexual perversion they have despised the highest form of creation, which is man’s body. Also by seeking material gain at any cost, they have put material things above the spiritual. They have done all of this because they have forgotten the Lord God. All segments of the social world have become involved in this decay: which includes prophet, priest, and people. Therefore, the Lord must bring judgment by dispersion to a segment of society, and fire, sword, and plague to the others. God’s holy purpose in this is to purge out filthiness and dross, appease His wrath against sin, and bring His people back to Himself.
We are living in a time of unprecedented attacks by Satan. Therefore I need to uphold our leaders in prayer, and encourage people everywhere to seek accountability that will help them keep their moral and spiritual integrity.
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Ezekiel 19:1-14Israel Degraded
Ezekiel 20:1-16The Rebellions of Israel
Ezekiel 20:17-32Ezekiel Reinforces the Law
Ezekiel 20:33-49God Will Restore Israel
Ezekiel 21:1-7God’s Judgment Sword Drawn
Ezekiel 21:8-17The Sword Sharpened
Ezekiel 21:18-32The Instrument of God’s Judgment
Ezekiel 22:1-16Sins of Jerusalem
Ezekiel 22:17-22Israel in the Furnace
Ezekiel 22:23-31Israel’s Wicked Leaders
Ezekiel 23:1-21Two Harlot Sisters
Ezekiel 23:22-35Judgment on Jerusalem
Ezekiel 23:36-49Both Sisters Judged
Ezekiel 24:1-14Symbol of the Cooking Pot
Ezekiel 24:15-27The Prophet’s Wife Dies
Ezekiel 25:1-7Proclamation Against Ammon
Ezekiel 25:8-17Proclamation Against Israel’s Enemies