Ezekiel

Ezekiel 16

We are now into our third week of Ezekiel.   Two weeks ago we saw Ezekiel’s first vision of God on his throne and read about Ezekiel’s call to be a prophet – and a whistle blower commanded to expose the sins of the priests of Israel who were his father’s peers and the men to whom he had looked for wisdom and guidance.  “The priests have desecrated the Temple and have not spoken for God. Peop ...[Read More]

Ezekiel 8-12

We left Ezekiel last week bound with ropes and unable to speak while under house arrest as the elders did not want him speaking to the people. That didn’t stop him from acting out God’s message to the leaders in exile. Because they had desecrated the Temple, God’s judgment was upon those remaining in Jerusalem and they would soon be overwhelmed by the Babylonian army. The fast approaching siege wo ...[Read More]

Ezekiel 1-7

There is not a book in the Bible with a more dramatic beginning than Ezekiel. In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin— the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar Riv ...[Read More]

Introduction to Ezekiel

For the next several weeks we are going to be in the books of Ezekiel and Daniel. I have never studied or taught either of them. Likely, some of you have spent more time in each of them than I have. So, I am a beginner. What Thomas Merton said is true:  We do not want to be beginners. But let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything else but beginners, all our life!  It would be ...[Read More]