- 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 48
Ezekiel’s vision of the completed restoration of the land.
Each tribe receive the allotment of one trip of land that stretches from east to west of the Jordan so that all tries have an equal portion. Seven tribes are given the land to the north of the holy area devoted to temple, priests, Levites, and prince. Five tribes are given land to the south of the holy area.
Tribal allotments do not follow any natural traditional or geographical boundaries. The concern is purely for equality. The central portion of the unit is devoted to a more detailed allotment of land to the priests, the city, and the prince.
Ezekiel’s vision includes the judgement of God, suffering of the land and people, calling to return and repentance, promise of return home and restoration. It is completed with a new name of the city, “Yahweh- shammah—The Lord is There.” It was a new promised land, the second exodus.
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?