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Ezekiel

First take care of divine things —that is the best policy

Ezekiel 45: Ver. 6. And ye shall appoint the possession of the city.

After the church service settled, and the ministry provided for.

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Rome

Hierapolis had its name from the multitude of religious houses or idol temples there erected. May not Rome, the metropolis of idolatry, be rightly so called? (Commentary on Ezekiel 38:2)

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More die by meat, then by poyson

Ezekiel 44 Ver. 27. He shall offer his sin offering.

Because we do easily overshoot ourselves in things permitted.

Licitis perimus omnes.

We perish in permitting all things.

Inquisitive after truth according to godliness

Ezekiel 37, Ver. 18. Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?

People, though they should not be question sick, as some in St Paul’s time were, {#1Ti 6:4}

yet they should be inquisitive after truth according to godliness. {#Tit 1:1}

The nearer any one cometh to God, the lower he falleth in his own eyes

Ezekiel 43:3 And I fell upon my face.

In reverence to his majesty, in admiration of his mercy, and in the sense of mine own unworthiness.

The nearer any one cometh to God, the lower he falleth in his own eyes, and the more doth “rottenness enter into his bones.”

Prayers are best made, in one and the same place

Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones.

In the midst of the valley. That same valley, some think, where {#Eze 1:3} he saw that glorious vision.

Prophecies were often received, and prayers are best made, in one and the same place.

Seeing the King in his glory

Ezekiel 43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east:

The prophet saw not the glory of God till he had first seen the mount measured, the temple restored.

Men must usually wait upon God in the use of means ere they see the King in his glory.

So many mercies heaped upon so undeserving creatures, shall bring you to a deep detestation of your iniquities

Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

The goodness of God shall lead you to repentance; so many mercies heaped upon so undeserving, nay, so illdeserving creatures, shall bring you to a deep detestation of your iniquities.

A licence to commit iniquity

Ezekiel 33:13 If he trust to his own righteousness.

As thinking that he hath thereby purchased a licence to commit iniquity.

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