Ezekiel 4

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • 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 4

Overview.

Ezekiel’s three symbolic enactments are prophetic message in chapter 4, recollecting historic events in Jerusalem before Babylonia invaded Jerusalem and Judah to express the guilt of the nation.

A clay tablet symbolizes Jerusalem’s seize and destruction.

Lie on his left side for a number of days symbolizes the years when Judah and Israel will be punished by God.

Unclean food and rationing reflect the rigors of the siege during siege, and it symbolizes the suffering and miserable life of the people in Jerusalem.

 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?  

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