Ezekiel 10

* A vision of the burning of the city. (1-7) The Divine glory

departing from the temple. (8-22)

1-7 The fire being taken from between the wheels, under the

cherubim, ch. #1:13|, seems to have signified the wrath of God

to be executed upon Jerusalem. It intimated that the fire of

Divine wrath, which kindles judgment upon a people, is just and

holy; and in the great day, the earth, and all the works that

are therein, will be burnt up.
8-22 Ezekiel sees the working of Divine providence in the

government of the lower world, and the affairs of it. When God

is leaving a people in displeasure, angels above, and all events

below, further his departure. The Spirit of life, the Spirit of

God, directs all creatures, in heaven and on earth, so as to

make them serve the Divine purpose. God removes by degrees from

a provoking people; and, when ready to depart, would return to

them, if they were a repenting, praying people. Let this warn

sinners to seek the Lord while he may be found, and to call on

him while he is near, and cause us all to walk humbly and

watchfully with our God.

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