Ezekiel 6

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 6

Oracle against the mountains.

Overview.

“The mountains,” is a symbol of idolatry, figurative for the high place that was used as open-air pagan sanctuaries. The pagan sanctuary included incense altars, statues, or other representations of god and goddesses such as Asherah, Anath, Baal. They were idols for fertility. God will demolish them so that they may know who God is.

God declares to spare some of the house of Israel, even though they will be scattered. The scattered Israel indicate the exiled. They will remember Israel’s idolatry against God, knowing their calamity is caused by their sins. The cry of anger or lamentation from those who are far and near indicates the judgement of God.

Following the previous chapter, Ezekiel prophesied the oracle against Israel and reasoned why the house of Israel was suffered, which was idolatry. His oracle, at the same time, indicated hope that God will spare the remnants to restore Israel.

 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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