Friday, October 3, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 82 Thursday

Ezekiel chapter 27

Does God issue any commands?

  • God told Ezekiel to write a lamentation for Tyrus. That chapter is the poem or song that Ezekiel wrote as a song of God's grief over Tyrus.

Does God make any promises?

  • The merchants and their merchandise, the mariners and their ships, the builders and their buildings, the men of the armies, would all come to ruin and fall into the sea. There would be bitter wailing over the destruction.
  • Tyrus' glory days would never return.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • II Peter 3:9 says that it is not God's will that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. John 3:17 says that God sent His son, Jesus, into the world not to condemn the world, (at least not at His first advent!), but that the world through Him might be saved. This chapter is the perfect example of this teaching. God took no joy in destroying the people or place of Tyrus. But because of their sins, the wages that they earned, death, had to be paid. 

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.

Do you notice anything that I did not mention?

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