Ezekiel 46

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 46

Overview

Miscellaneous regulations in the temple.

Ezekiel saw a vision of governing Sabbath, the festival of new moon, first day of the month, and other celebration, offerings and entrance requirement. These regulations are slightly different from those in the book of Numbers.

The prince shall bring his offerings through the east gate of the inner court to its inner vestibule where he will stand by the ritually cleansed doorway, while the priests offer the sacrifices on the altar directly ahead.

Royal property could not be disposed permanently. When given to a non-relative, it had to be returned on the year of liberty, Jubilee, (Lev 25:8-17)

The priests’ quarters are the temple kitchens for the priests to eat the common-meal sacrifice. In order to protect the distinction between the sacred and the profane, special areas are designated to the priests for cooking and eating their meals, and for the Levites to prepare the food of the people.

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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