The Backpack

Ezekiel 12:3–6 “Prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; … Perhaps they will understand though they are a rebellious house. Bring your baggage out by day in their sight, as baggage for exile. Then you will go out at evening in...

Winnowing

Ezekiel 11:8 “ ‘You have feared a sword; so I will bring a sword upon you,’ the Lord God declares.” Observation: Ezekiel was speaking the judgments of God upon rebellious Jerusalem. In a vision God had taken Ezekiel into the temple to see for himself the abominable...

Splendid Isolation

Ezekiel 3:22–23 “The hand of the Lord was on me there, and He said to me, ‘Get up, go out to the plain and there I will speak to you.’ So I got up and went out to the plain; and behold, the glory of the Lord was standing there, … and I fell on my face.” Observation:...

A Well-Deserved End

Jeremiah 52:10–11 “The king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and he also slaughtered all the princes of Judah in Riblah. Then he blinded the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon...

The End of Exile

Jeremiah 50:20 “ ‘In those days and at that time’, declares the Lord, ‘search will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I shall pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.’ ” Observation:...