Scripture’s hidden gems: Ezekiel

Scripture’s hidden gems: Ezekiel
The Old Testament book of Ezekiel | Source: Shutterstock
Alan Hill
Alan Hill Pastor of Lausanne Free Church, Switzerland.
28 July, 2022 9 min read

In this series Alan Hill surveys some of the lesser-known books of Scripture.

If you like reading, then you’ll know that a good book has a beginning that grabs your attention and an ending that is satisfying. For many Christians, Ezekiel fails this test.

Some find the vision of the first chapter incomprehensible. Others find the last nine chapters of no relevance to their Christian life.

As a result, Ezekiel is the most neglected prophet, not only by readers of the Bible but also by preachers of the Bible.

This is sad, for Ezekiel is a book that tells us much about God and his glory. It tells us much about Christ and his church, and it tells us much about the promised new heavens and new earth.

Granted, some parts of the book are hard to understand, but does that mean we should not study it? The apostle Peter found some of Paul’s letters hard to understand (2 Peter 3:16), but that did not stop him from reading them.

What is the setting of Ezekiel?

Ezekiel is set in Babylonia. The tribe of Judah is now under the control of the Babylonians.

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