Repent and Live

Ezekiel 13-18

This section of Ezekiel is a series of visions and prophecies given by Ezekiel during the sixth year of the exile.  In them the Lord proclaims many things about the sins of the people which resulted in the captivity and the promise of redemption for a remnant.Here is a breakdown of the subjects listed in the chapters

13 : False prophets and prophetesses condemned

14 : Elders of Israel condemned for idolatry; Jerusalem will not be spared

15 : Jerusalem (a metaphor for the people) has become useless and will be burned

16 : God will show grace to Jerusalem; God and the remnant people will remember the covenant

17 : A parable of two eagles and a vine; Zedekiah rebels against Babylon, turning to Egypt

18 : Each man is responsible for their own sins; if a sinner repents he will live, if the righteous turn from God they will be cutoff; repent and live

Chapter 18 is a great chapter that is really the essence of the nature of man in the eyes of God and God’s grace to any who turn from their sinful ways and turns to God and His judgment of sin for each man’s sins individually not counting the sins of the parent on the child or vice versa.

Chapter 18 ends with these verses

Ezekiel 18:30-32 NASB “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his conduct,” declares the Lord GOD. “Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you. 31 “Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel? 32 “For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord GOD. “Therefore, repent and live.”

Repent and live.

You can download my outline for the book of Ezekiel so far by going to the Downloads page and find it under the Outlines folder.