Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekly Recap #36 - (Part 2) - The Parables of Ezekiel

Just as a reminder, the definition of a parable is a memorable story, or word picture....or, it's often described as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.  Jesus gave much of His teaching thru parables.  Just as the Lord gave Jeremiah parables to give to His chosen people....He also did the same to Ezekiel.  

1)  The Wood of the Vine
Ezekiel 15:1-8
Symbolized the way Judah had become useless to the Lord and now served no other purpose than to be burned up in judgment.

2)  The Foundling
Ezekiel 16
Illustrated the nation's betrayal of God's love and compassion.

3)  The Eagles and the Cedar
Ezekiel 17
Showed the foolishness of King Zedekiah, whose rebellion would bring Nebuchadnezzar's troops to destroy Jerusalem.

4)  The Fiery Furnace
Ezekiel 22:17-22
Explained the way God was going to purify His people thru the "heat" of the seize of Jerusalem.

5)  The Two Harlots
Ezekiel 23
Symbolized the spiritual adultery of Israel and Judah.

6)  The Cooking Pot
Ezekiel 24:1-14

7)  The Shipwreck
Ezekiel 27
Illustrated the judgment that was going to fall on Tyre.

8)  The Irresponsible Shepherds
Ezekiel 34
Signifies the worthless leaders of Jerusalem and how God would deal with them.

9)  The Dry Bones
Ezekiel 37
Symbolized the spiritual renewal of the nation of Israel.

Hope each of you have a great Saturday!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

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