Ezekiel 6 Commentary

Ezekiel 6 Commentary


Verse 9 is very strong, probably too strong for our hearing. You don’t want to hear this word. You don’t want to grieve the LORD. But Israel is exactly in this position. You fear for Israel.

Ezekiel is aware of the differences between Judah and Israel. The use of the term Israel is deliberate. He is generalizing. It is no longer a localized problem. Rebellion is a global situation and Ezekiel draws our attention to how the Creator God feels about it.

There would be sword, famine, or plague. Sword. If not sword, famine. If not famine, plague. One of these or a combination. If you can read these lines, know you are a survivor. Ponder your circumstances and fear the LORD.

But who cares about these human problems? Let technology, unity of purpose, resolve, or diligence solve these problems. Grow more food and let there be less waste. Who thinks about the fact that the LORD is grieved? Didn’t the LORD warn Ezekiel about the stubbornness of the people? They won’t listen at all.

Starvation in the midst of plenty – that’s the result of a curse on humanity. Nothing works. Check it again. See the result of rebellion against the Creator God. It is a blessing to have eyes that can see these things.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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