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September 11, 2017 Bible Study — The Temple In the Restored Jerusalem

I am using the daily Bible reading schedule from “The Bible.net” for my daily Bible reading.

Today, I am reading and commenting on Ezekiel 41-43.

    In today’s passage Ezekiel continues with giving a description, including detailed dimensions, of the Temple he saw in his vision. In his vision this was the Temple which would be built after God restored the people of Israel. Every time I read this passage I find myself wondering what the significance of these dimensions is. What does it matter how thick the walls are? Or how many rooms line the outside of the Temple? The most meaningful part of the passage for me is Ezekiel’s description of the glory of the Lord returning to the Temple. It is a sort of reverse of his earlier vision of the glory of the Lord leaving the Temple. God tells Ezekiel that when this Temple is built, the people of Israel will never again worship other gods but will faithfully keep God’s commands. That makes me wonder if this is purely metaphorical. However, the detailed description of the Temple suggests that it is not metaphorical. Perhaps one of these years the Holy Spirit will give me greater insight into this passage.

September 11, 2016 Bible Study

I am using the daily Bible reading schedule from “The Bible.net” for my daily Bible reading. Later this month it will be my wife’s and my 16th anniversary. To celebrate this event I have decided to wish my wife Happy Anniversary for 16 days.

Happy Anniversary, Alanna–Day 4
Thank you for being my wife.

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Today, I am reading and commenting on Ezekiel 41-43.

    This passage consists primarily of Ezekiel describing the dimensions of the Temple which he saw in his vision. I know people who read this and get great inspiration from it. I never do. However, there is a point where Ezekiel sees the glory of God enter into the new Temple. God describes how the people of Israel had placed the altars to their idols right next to the altar of God. There was only a wall between them. That was the reason why God destroyed Jerusalem. In the New Testament, our bodies are described as God’s Temple. If we sacrifice to and worship idols, think how much closer we are putting the idolatrous “altars” to that of God. Let us strive to dedicate ourselves to the worship of God and stop worshiping things which are not God.