Ezekiel 8* The idolatries committed by the Jewish rulers. (1-6) Thesuperstitions to which the Jews were then devoted, the Egyptian.(7-12) The Phoenician. (13,14) The Persian. (15,16) Theheinousness of their sin. (17,18)1-6 The glorious personage Ezekiel beheld in vision, seemed totake hold upon him, and he was conveyed in spirit to Jerusalem.There, in the inner court of the temple, was prepared a placefor some base idol. The whole was presented in vision to theprophet. If it should please God to give any man a clear view ofhis glory and majesty, and of all the abominations committing inany one city, he would then admit the justice of the severestpunishments God should inflict thereon. 7-12 A secret place was, as it were, opened, where the prophetsaw creatures painted on the walls, and a number of the eldersof Israel worshipped before them. No superiority in worldlymatters will preserve men from lust, or idolatries, when theyare left to their own deceitful hearts; and those who are soonwearied in the service of God, often grudge no toil nor expensewhen following their superstitions. When hypocrites screenthemselves behind the wall of an outward profession, there issome hole or other left in the wall, something that betrays themto those who look diligently. There is a great deal of secretwickedness in the world. They think themselves out of God'ssight. But those are ripe indeed for ruin, who lay the blame oftheir sins upon the Lord. 13-18 The yearly lamenting for Tammuz was attended withinfamous practices; and the worshippers of the sun heredescribed, are supposed to have been priests. The Lord appealsto the prophet concerning the heinousness of the crime; "and lo,they put the branch to their nose," denoting some custom used byidolaters in honour of the idols they served. The more weexamine human nature and our own hearts, the more abominationswe shall discover; and the longer the believer searches himself,the more he will humble himself before God, and the more will hevalue the fountain open for sin, and seek to wash therein.
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