Study 4 From the Book of Ezekiel is: Ezekiel 6 and 7
- Chapter 6. Against what sin is the Lord’s anger particularly directed? In what forms is it found today?
- What refrain frequently recurs in these two chapters? What does it teach us about the purpose behind Ezekiel’s prophesying?
- Contrast the phrase ‘I will punish you according to your ways’ (7:9) with Ps. 103:10; and see Pr. 1:24, 29-31; 2 Cor. 6:1, 2. What warning for the careless and indifferent does this contrast suggest?
- What can be learnt from 7:14-27 about the right and wrong uses of money? In what ways can it become a stumbling-block to the follower of Christ?
- 6:3. ‘Your high places’: the word originally meant a height or eminence. But as these were used as the sites of temples and shrines, the word came to mean ‘sanctuaries’, as here. Cf. Dt. 12:2, 3.
- 7:20. ‘They prided themselves upon the beauty of their silver and their gold, and make out of them…idols’ (Moffat). Cf. Ho. 2:8.