Bible Pathways - Sept. 4, 2006
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- 2006 Sep 04
In Today's Scripture
Judgment pronounced upon elders of
Although the Israelites regularly offered sacrifices to God, they also worshiped the heathen idols of other nations. Consequently, the Israelites were brought under the control of Nebuchadnezzar, who took thousands of them captive. Once again, certain elders of
To illustrate their one purpose as the people of God, the Lord presented a parable to Ezekiel: How is the vine tree (the grapevine which was often used by God to illustrate the Israelites) more than any tree . . . of the forest? Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin (stake) of it to hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel (15:2-4; also Genesis 49:22; Deuteronomy 32:32; Psalm 80:8-11; Jeremiah 2:21; Hosea 10:1). Every Israelite knew that the grapevine was valued only for its fruit and was worthless for making anything useful or of lasting value.
The vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of
The righteous judgment of God upon those in
In the everlasting Covenant (Ezekiel 16:60). He is the Mediator of a better Covenant (Agreement) (Hebrews 8:6).
16:8 I spread My skirt over thee =b> symbolic of marriage (Ruth 3:9; Deuteronomy 22:30); 16:25 opened thy feet =b> played the harlot; 16:30 imperious =b> hard, shameless; 16:31 eminent place =b> mound or high place for pagan shrine; 16:43 fretted =b> provoked to anger.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 103:10