- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Ezekiel 2
Ezekiel’s prophetic vision brings an image of enigmatic creature in chapter 1. Storms accompany the Lord’s appearance for judgement and deliverance. Cloud and fire echo Israel’s experience of God in the wilderness.
The four composite creature (human, wild animal, domestic animal, and bird) undergird the throne of God, and it symbolizes majestic representation of all creatures. The wings indicate movement under the impulse of the spirit. Three features of the wheel are the ability to move effortlessly in any direction. Eyes are energizing spirit of the living creatures. The dome is likely a platform for the throne. The sound of the wings and thunder is like a storm of the voice of God.
Ezekiel’s call is to sending to people of Israel, who are rebellious, obstinate and stubborn. The vision of commissioning is experienced when Ezekiel received the scroll from the Lord. The words of lament, mourning, and woe articulate the emotional tenor of Ezekiel’s prophetic mission.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?