And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. (verse 30)
Does God issue any commands?
- God told Ezekiel to judge the city of Jerusalem. Ezekiel was to tell them that she would be judged because of the blood she shed as sacrifices to idols.
- God told Ezekiel to tell the inhabitants of Jerusalem that they had broken all of His commands to them. They did not honor Him. They did not honor their parents. They did not care for widows and orphans. They oppressed strangers and foreigners. They committed adultery. They profaned the sabbaths. They shed innocent blood. They coveted. They lied. They stole by force or extortion.
- God told Ezekiel to tell the city that it was the land that was not cleansed. Even her prophets, priests, and princes were roaring lions seeking prey.