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"I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Abib near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven day, overwhelmed."
- Ezekiel 3:15
 
Ezekiel sat quietly among the people for seven days. This was the customary period of mourning for the dead. Ezekiel was mourning for those who were spiritually dead. Tel Abib was the location of the settlement of Jews who were exiled from Jerusalem.
 
There is some scripture differences on this subject whether Ezekiel was bitter and heated at the Israelites because of their sins, some think he was bitter and heated at God. Just look at . . .

"I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Abib near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven day, overwhelmed."
- Ezekiel 3:15
 
Ezekiel sat quietly among the people for seven days. This was the customary period of mourning for the dead. Ezekiel was mourning for those who were spiritually dead. Tel Abib was the location of the settlement of Jews who were exiled from Jerusalem.
 
There is some scripture differences on this subject whether Ezekiel was bitter and heated at the Israelites because of their sins, some think he was bitter and heated at God. Just look at the position he has been put in. He spent the first 25 years of his life training to be a priest, he is wrenched from his home and exiled. Five years later he sees a sign that God is going to move, a great vision from heaven, then he is told what he is going to do. Spend the next thirty years banging his head against a brick wall. That is what it means, As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead. I am sure that Ezekiel was more than happy to be a mouth piece for God, but to know beforehand that the visible results would be negligible? I think the hand of the Lord becomes quite clear. It was convicting Ezekiel of his calling. On the one hand, Ezekiel had seen the glory, he knew what he had to do, but it just seemed so hard.  Ezekiel had this tremendous inner turmoil, the Glory of God on the one hand and his own desire for some form of life and reward on the other. Ezekiel had the vision of the living creatures and the rumbling wheels on his side. He had nothing to fear because God was with him Despite knowing the probable outcome, Ezekiel obeyed God.
 
Can we find a Friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the LORD in prayer.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - It is better to suffer for the cause of Christ, than for the cause of Christ to suffer. 

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