Reflection on Ezekiel 17:22-24

Scripture

It will become a majestic cedar, sending forth its branches and producing seed.

Observation

The time will come, says the Lord, when He will take a branch from the top of a tall cedar and plant it on Israel’s highest mountain. It will grow tall and strong, and birds will shelter in it.

All the trees will know that it is the Lord who pulls trees down and makes trees grow, who kills one tree and raises another to life.

Application

This parable is about the church, the Kingdom of God. It started off as a cutting (or perhaps a mustard seed), is planted on top of Israel’s mountain and becomes a mighty tree that even shelters the birds of the air.

God’s kingdom is huge with members in every nation, It is God who is establishing it and causing it to grow. It exists by the grace of God and for His glory.

And whenever any part of that church steps away from God’s grace, He will strike it down.

Prayer

Thank you Lord for bringing me into the tree of your kingdom. Amen.

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