From Yesterday’s Reading – Ezekiel 43-45
He used the same measuring rod on all four sides. Ezekiel 42:16a
This phrase jumped off the page again today.
We live in a culture that has come to believe that there are multiple standards of judgment.
That is both good and bad news.
Good News that everyone will be judged equally.
Bad News everyone will be judged by God’s measures and not the world’s.
I know this was part of yesterday;s reading but it is a good Question for the day:
The LORD said to me, This gate remains closed. It shouldn’t be opened. No one should come in through it because the LORD, Israel’s God, has entered through it. It will remain closed. As for the prince, he may sit in it to eat bread in the LORD’s presence. He may come in and go out by way of the gate’s porch. Ezekiel 44:2-3 CEB
Today is one of those days. You read the Bible and scratch your head.
People a great deal smarter, or at least more learned, than I have tried for centuries to understand what Ezekiel meant. For that matter, what God was trying to tell us in these passages.
This is one of those passages that I leave to the Pan-theologists – “It will pan out in the end!”
I have no idea what God is trying to say.
I am left trusting those portions of the Bible that I do understand.
I am left with the hope that one day I will understand this passage as well.
After all, Paul said, “I look through the glass dimly, but one day I will see clearly.”
Until that say, keep reading . . .