Adultery

You Are Not to Commit Adultery - Exodus 20:14 – 20:14 (commentary)

The marriage relationship is the highest and most sacred of human relations. It takes priority over every other human obligation. This relationship between a husband and wife was instituted in the garden of Eden - “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall …

Jerusalem’s Adultery - Ezekiel 16:31 – 16:43 (commentary)

Israel wasn’t a whore, because she paid her lovers for the privilege of their alliances (vv. 30-34). She was willing to sleep with anyone except her husband. She did not commit harlotry for payment like a prostitute. In fact she paid her lovers to come in unto her! Now Go …

Two Eagles and the Vine - Ezekiel 17:1 – 17:24 (commentary)

Ezekiel was told to makeup a “riddle” or “parable” to the house of Israel (vv. 1-2). The prophet compared the royal family of Judah to a cedar tree in “Lebanon,” a symbolic name for Jerusalem. The parable has two distinct parts, and is perhap …