- 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 43
God’s glory returns to the temple.
As God’s judgment started when the glory of God left the temple by the east gate, described in chapter 10:18-19, and 11:22-23, so God’s restoration started as the glory of God returned to the temple from the same direction and re-consecrates the purified temple by God’s Presence. The restored temple was to be restricted to purely religious uses, as commanded by God.
The altar of burnt offering was built in three superimposed squares of sixteen, fourteen, and twelve cubits respectively, resting on a foundation platform, the bosom of the earth, with steps on the east leading to the altar hearth, the mountain of God. The physical description of the altar and consecration with purification for seven-day lead to divine acceptance.
Act of sacrificial offering in the eighth day (v.27) indicates the act of atonement and celebration of fellowship.
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?