Ezekiel Chapter 2
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
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Matthew Henry's Ezekiel Chapter 2 Bible commentary...
The prophet is directed what he is to do. (1-5) And encouraged to be resolute, faithful, and devoted. (6-10)1-5 Lest Ezekiel should be lifted up with the abundance of the revelations, he is put in mind that still he is a son of man, a weak, mortal creature. As Christ usually called himself the Son of man, it was also an honourable distinction. Ezekiel's posture showed reverence, but his standing up would be a posture of greater readiness and fitness for business. God will speak to us, when we stand ready to do what he commands us. As Ezekiel had not strength of his own, the Spirit entered into him. God is graciously pleased to work in us whatever he requires of us. The Holy Spirit sets us upon our feet, by inclining our wills to our duty. Thus, when the Lord calls upon the sinner to awake, and attend to the concerns of his soul, the Spirit of life and grace comes with the call. Ezekiel is sent with a message to the children of Israel. Many might treat his message with contempt, yet they should know by the event that a prophet had been sent to them. God will be glorified, and his word made honourable, whether it be a savour of life unto life, or of death unto death.
6-10 Those who will do any thing to purpose in the service of God, must not fear men. Wicked men are as briers and thorns; but they are nigh unto cursing, and their end is to be burned. The prophet must be faithful to the souls of those to whom he was sent. All who speak from God to others, must obey his voice. The discoveries of sin, and the warnings of wrath, should be matter of lamentation. And those acquainted with the word of God, will clearly perceive it is filled with woe to impenitent sinners; and that all the precious promises of the gospel are for the repenting, believing servants of the Lord.
Shooter's Ezekiel Chapter 2 comment on 5/20/2014, 5:02am...
The thing about scripture is its anonymity. The passage is misleading as well. God is sending Ezekiel to a people, not a nation. Who are the real children of Israel is the question.
Marceanie WALKER's Ezekiel Chapter 2 comment on 2/14/2013, 8:13pm...
God said to stand up and do what he says we should do. And donít worry about what the next man says. Do what I tell you do so you wonít get punch.
John Cable's Ezekiel Chapter 2 comment on 2/08/2013, 9:42am...
Here is Ezekiel going to a nation that is set in their ways and God already knew they will not hear him. God let Ezekiel know you are dealing with a generation of people who are fighting their fathersí sins but I still have to reach out to them so I'm sending you Ezekiel. Although they are not going to hear I'm still reaching out because I love my people, because they are set in their sins, I still love them, they have a death ear and I still love them. Speak don't be afraid because I'm with you. That is what God is saying today I'm sending my Pastors, Teachers, Apostles, and my Prophets; although some of you are not going to hear, I'm still going to reach out to you because I love you.
Falesi's Ezekiel Chapter 2 comment on 2/06/2012, 10:29am...
In my opinion, Ezekiel Chapter two is a passage which reminds us that if we remain stubborn when we hear God's words, we are bound to regret afterwards and many a time, it becomes too late for us to make amends. God knew that he was sending His Prophet Ezekiel to a stiffhearted people and that is why He mentioned of making Ezekiel's forehead as tough/strong as flint (Eze. 3:9)inorder to speak to the children of Israel.
However, God also knew that they would not listen to the words of the prophet but in the end, they would then realize that there was a prophet among them. (Eze. 2:5).
The same thing applies to us today. If we do not listen to God's words through so many gospel channels/media, we will be just like the Jews of old.
May He help us do that which is right and also have a chance to attain eternal life and be told, WELDONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT...
Reggie's Ezekiel Chapter 2 comment on 8/12/2011, 12:13pm...
After we recieve the conviction of the truth of God; His glory,power,price of redemption ie ox or calf, and the heavenly call to look and go upward as the eagle, from ch1; now vs.2 - Spirit enters into us, 3- he speaks to us, 4- He tells us to speak for him, 6- He tells us not to fear, 8 open our mouth and receive His Words ( What saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt beleive in thy heart thAT God hath raised Him from the dead thy shalt be saved. (Rom. 10:8&9.) Vs.9 and a hand was sent unto me a book!! A hand speaks of God's care for us and provision of power to do what we couldn't of ourselves ever do!! Part of God's word deals with heaven and bliss but there is also hell for unbelievers as in mourning and woe. agape--reggie--
John's Ezekiel Chapter 2 comment on 2/12/2010, 4:54am...
I think the passage may be more literal than many would feel comfortable to admit. I believe God is truly capable of ANYTHING.
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