Ezekiel 31

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 31

Overview.

Allegory of the cedar.   

Ezekiel prophesized on “the eleventh year, in the third month on the first day,” dated June 21, 587 BC, that incoming fall of Egypt would be like the fall of Assyria which was described as a cedar tree with tall and beautiful. Once Assyria was a nation of majesty over all nations, but she became arrogant herself suffocating all other nations. And God handed her over to other nation, Babylonia, to fall.

Likewise, Egypt, the great cedar was incomparable, and surpassing all in the garden of God. But God would cut it down because of her pride and arrogant. The life it sheltered, her allies among the nations, would go down to grave(v.17).

Gone would be Egypt’s splendor and majesty, Egyptian king Pharaoh and all his armies.  

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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